Minority Advising Program
The Minority Advisory Program (MAP) was established in 1973 to assist incoming first-year minority students with their adjustment to the Carolina environment. The program consists of academically successful undergraduates who volunteer to serve as peer mentors and role models to qualified students. These peer mentors provide academic and developmental support through relationship building, support, and guidance.
Who is qualified to be a mentor for this program?
- Full-time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at Carolina
- Those who are willing and interested in supporting incoming Black/African American and/or American Indian/Native American students
- Students who plan to be on campus for the whole academic year (i.e. not studying abroad or graduating early)
- Willing students that are able to attend the mandatory mentor orientation the Sunday before fall semester classes begin
The responsibilities of a mentor:
-Assist with the critical transition of minority students, while maintaining confidentiality
-Introduce and model positive decision-making strategies to first-year students
-Log interactions with mentees through contact forms
-Act as a liaison between students and the Peer Mentoring office in the Center for Student Success & Academic Counseling