Mentor Power for Success

Mentor Application

The mentor application for the 2018 – 2019 school year is now OPEN

The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors and lead Mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breadth of what the university has to offer. Lead Mentors provide additional support and guidance to cohorts of 10 mentor-protégé partnerships.

Student Mentor Qualifications

  • UW Sophomores, Juniors and continuing Seniors – excluding graduating seniors this spring or summer
  • Minimum 2.8 UW cumulative GPA
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to empathize and provide academic and personal support to a first-year OMA&D student
  • Familiar with UW resources and OMA&D support services to help students navigate successfully at UW
  • Desire and interest in helping new freshmen and transfer students feel welcomed and confident to be a successful Husky!

Benefits of Being a Mentor

  • Serve as a positive role model and enjoy a friendship with a new UW student
  • Make an important difference in a first-year student’s life as they transition to UW
  • Opportunity to attend and facilitate engaging Leadership, Career & networking, and Cultural Enrichment workshops
  • Connect with various Career Professionals and develop essential career networking skills at the Diversity Network Reception in Winter Quarter

Student Mentor Commitment

  • Student Mentor Teams are committed for the duration of Autumn Quarter (September – December).
  • Connect weekly with your protégé(s) to help them adjust and succeed during their first quarter. This will be a combination of meeting in-person over coffee to email…but we strongly encourage you to attend our fun mentor activities.
  • Attend mandatory Mentor Training in September 2018, date TBD.
  • Attend the Autumn Kickoff event on: October 10th, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
  • Submit the post-program evaluation


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Lead Mentor