Mentor Power for Success

Mentor Application

The mentor application for the 2019-2020 school year will be open SOON! 

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 a significant 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

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 accomplished through a combination of face-to-face meetings, email. social media, etc. However, we strongly encourage that you to attend our fun mentor/protégé events through the program!
  • Submit bi-weekly program check-ins
  • Attend mandatory Mentor Training in September 2019, date TBD.
  • Attend the Autumn Mentor Program Kickoff event on: date TBD
  • Submit post-program evaluation


Protégé App Available Soon

Mentor App Available Soon

Lead Mentor App Available Soon