Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Multicultural Assistance Peer Program Mentors (MAPP)


The Multicultural Assistance Peer Program (MAPP) is a program designed to assist first year multicultural students in their transition to the University of South Carolina. Each first year student in the program will be provided with a peer mentor. The program works to establish positive networks for the student’s matriculation; academically, socially and culturally.

Recruitment date:

Spring Semester


In order to serve as a M.A.P.P. Mentor, applicants must successfully complete and submit the application and recommendation form by the designated due date . Applicants must maintain a 2.50 cumulative and semester GPA and be in good academic standing with their respective college.

Class requirement:

Have completed at least 2 semesters at USC-Columbia


Spring training following selection of M.A.P.P. Mentors; Refresher training occurs during Welcome Week. Peer Mentor training is on-going throughout the academic year.

Meeting time:

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6:00pm Russell House Theater

Time Commitment:

Approximately 6-8 hours per month, which include bi-weekly meetings, social outings, service opportunities, and one-on-one time with assigned Mentee(s).


Please contact Nakia Strickland, Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at nakia.strickland@sc.edu or 803.777.1658.

Social Media Sites:

Twitter: @UofSC_MAPP