Mentoring Among Peers Program

Program Information

The Mentoring Among Peers Program (MAPP) was developed to provide support to students entering the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) as a freshman or transfer student. Becoming engaged in the college environment may be as exciting as it is intimidating. Ensuring that students feel supported and guided during this time of transition is critical to their success.The goal of MAPP is to help guide students toward success while in the CAES, through peer mentorship.

How does MAPP work?

MAPP pairs first year and transfer students with exemplar students within CAES in the Fall and helps foster the peer mentoring relationships throughout the semester with workshops and fun bonding activities. Each Spring, the next round of mentors will be trained for the Fall semester.

As a result of the Peer Mentoring Program, mentors will:

  • Gain strong leadership experience.
  • Cultivate their curriculum design and delivery skills in conjunction with the MAPP program coordinators.
  • Be exposed to influential personnel within the CAES.
  • Facilitate interactions between first-year students, faculty, and staff across campus departments.
  • Develop insight and appreciation of campus resources and services available.
  • Receive a certificate of participation from the Office of Diversity Relations and Multicultural Affairs.

Mentors should meet the following requirements:

  • Completed a minimum of two years of study at the University of Georgia.
  • Display genuine concern for other students, specifically 1st year students.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Ability to participate in ongoing interactive Spring training (one module/month)

Application Opens December 1.