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):

    Adelle Durrell

    Vallary Muhalia

    Josselyn Navas


    Nicole Avila

    Jennifer Cruz

    Angela Marroquin 

    Ylise Minor       

    Yara Oliveira     

    Sarahi Rincon Molina    

    Jochebed Yeboah 

    Jielu Yu

    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