Mentor Power for Success

History & Mission

In 1989, The Office of Minority Affairs (later became Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, OMA&D) and the UW Alumni Association, established the Mentor Program. The Mentor Program was designed to help incoming Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students successfully transition to university life and provide career connections for continuing EOP students (student mentors). In the program, Student mentors introduced incoming first year students to campus life and provided personal and academic support where needed. We believe this mentoring partnership empowers the students (both mentors and protégés)  by promoting academic excellence, leadership development, and personal growth.


The mission of the Mentor Power for Success Program is to provide incoming OMA&D EOP students a successful transition to the University of Washington. Students will explore campus wide resources and opportunities through active participation in mentoring, networking, group activities and cultural events.