Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Minority Assistance Peer Program (MAPP)

Description:
MAPP is designed to assist first-year students of color in their transition to the University of South Carolina (USC) by providing them with a trained mentor for their critical first year. The program works diligently to establish positive networks for the student’s matriculation—academically, socially, and culturally.

Recruitment date:
New Student Orientation, on-going

Qualifications:
All incoming, minority students are encouraged to apply online. Coaches (second-year students) and Mentors (third-, fourth-, and fifth-year students) must apply online as well during the appropriate Coach/Mentor recruitment periods (usually spring semester).

Class requirement:
All students

Training:
There is ongoing training for Coaches and Mentors.

Meeting time:
Each Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Russell House Theater

Time commitment:
2 (1 hour weekly meeting + time with your mentee) hour per week, plus periodic social outings and service opportunities

Contact:
Please contact Gavin Weiser, Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at weiser@sc.edu or 803-777-7716.

Website:
www.sa.sc.edu/sl/mapp

Social media site(s):
Mentor@facebook.com

Pay:

N/A