Student Services

Maroon Mentors

The Maroon Mentors program connects incoming First-generation and/or Low-income (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 the city of 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 weekly check ins (texting, e-mails, in-person meetings) with your mentor

    Lead Mentor:

    Erica Kwok, 4th year

    Peer Mentors (By Class Year):


    Angela Marroquin

    Jielu Yu

    Nicole Avila

    Sarahi Rincon Molina


    Dymphna Moghalu

    Iselle Diaz

    Melissa Bueno

    Rachel Zhang      

    Alexandra Moreno-Romero

    Andrew Matute

    Belle Nahoom 

    Bernadette Broscius

    Chritina Gao

    Daisy Nieto-Diaz

    Iman Snobar

    Jenny Lee

    Jocelyn Ruiz

    Juan Cardenas

    Maksym Kuzhdin

    Maryam Shariff

    Natalia Serrano-Chavez

    Raquel Buriani

    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