The initiative seeks to foster mentoring relationships among first-time entering students, freshmen transfer students, upper class students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. A primary objective of AAMI is the development of both formal and informal mentor relationships among AAMI participants, faculty, and administrators throughout the university. University administrators and faculty members who participate in the initiative interact with participants several times each semester. The two forms of mentor relationships employed are:
- Professional Mentors: Faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University who serve as a role model, resource and professional contact for AAMI students.
- Peer Success Advisors (Mentors): Upper class students who excel academically and exemplify strong leadership skills.
2009 PSA vs. Mentee basketball challenge.