Student Services

Maroon Mentors

The Maroon Mentors program connects incoming First-generation, Low-income, and/or Immigrant (FLI) students with peer upperclassmen mentors. Through weekly informal check-ins, sponsored programs and outings, our mentor families help each other navigate the College environment, providing support and resources to successfully adapt and transition to college life.

Maroon Mentors seeks to:

  • Support incoming first-year students with their transition to life at UChicago
  • Introduce various campus resources
  • Assist with social adjustment
  • Build community among first-year and continuing students

Mentees are matched with mentors in their 2nd - 4th year at the College and provided the following during their entire first year:

  • Assistance with identifying and utilizing various campus resources
  • One-on-one and small group engagement to assist with navigating the College environment
  • Outings and activities to familiarize students with the College, Hyde Park, and Greater Chicago
  • Sponsored programs to focus on academic, social, and professional development

Mentees are minimally expected to meet the following participation requirements:

  • Attend at least one mentor “family” outing with your mentor
  • Attend at least two Maroon Mentors community building activities each quarter
  • Maintain bi-weekly check ins (texting, e-mails, in-person meetings) with your mentor

Lead Mentors:

Lisette Gonzalez-Flores, 4th Year
David Gonzalez-Velez, 4th year
Alex Duarte, 3rd Year

Peer Mentors (By Class Year):

4th-Years:
Berenice Martinez
Kevin Li
Allison Leon

3rd-Years:          
Josselyn Navas 
Adelle Durrell   
Vallary Muhalia

2nd-Years:

Jochebed Yeboah           
Madeline Wright           
Ylise Minor       
Chioma Nwoye 
Jennifer Cruz    
Yara Oliveira     
Erica Kwok        
Watson Lubin    
Jielu Yu
Elisa Boyer        
Sarahi Rincon Molina    
Angela Marroquin

Mentors are expected to:

  • Maintain on-going communication with mentees
  • Attend mandatory trainings, meetings, and community building events
  • Host mentor family outings with mentees
  • Assist with program/activity planning and facilitation

Mentees are expected to:

  • Maintain open and clear communication with mentor
  • Attend programs as outlined for each quarter
  • Be willing to engage in activities to build community among the Maroon Mentors community