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:

    Chioma Nwoye, 3rd year

    Erica Kwok, 3rd year

    Peer Mentors (By Class Year):

    4th-Years:
    Adelle Durrell

    Vallary Muhalia

    Josselyn Navas

    3rd-Years:          

    Nicole Avila

    Jennifer Cruz

    Angela Marroquin 

    Ylise Minor       

    Yara Oliveira     

    Sarahi Rincon Molina    

    Jochebed Yeboah 

    Jielu Yu
     
    2nd-Years:

    Enmanuel Acosta Aparicio

    Melissa Bueno

    Iselle Diaz

    A'Nya Harrison

    India Hill

    Felipe Mendoza

    Dymphna Moghalu

    Andrew Soto

    Rebecca Xiong

    Rachel Zhang

    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