Mentorship Program

The Multicultural Center Initiatives (MCI) Mentoring Program allows first-time, first-year, and transfer students to connect with peer and professional mentors to help ease the college transition, answer questions regarding the university, and provide guidance to resources for academic support. By providing our MCI mentees with peer and professional mentors, we aim for wrap-around support and the opportunity for mentees to build their networks.


Mentees participate in numerous relationship-building activities, academic workshops, and other events throughout the year. The program provides opportunities for formal and informal mentor relationships among MCI members and other students on campus. If you desire a mentor, complete the 2024-2025 MCI Member/Mentee application

Peer Mentors

To be an MCI peer mentor, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be classified as a sophomore (earning at least 30 credit hours). As an MCI Peer Mentor, you are expected to:

  • attend mentor training
  • establish and maintain regular communication with your mentees
  • attend monthly meetings with the Multicultural Center staff and other events, such as First Fridays at The MC.

2024-2025 MCI Peer Mentor Application

Professional Mentors

MCI professional mentors are UA Little Rock faculty or staff members. The requirements for MCI professional mentors are as follows:

  • Be a current, full-time UA Little Rock faculty or staff member
  • Check-in with mentees at least three times per semester
    • Notify us if your students are having issues or if you have suggestions on how to better serve students in general
  • One presentation per academic year. The Multicultural Center hosts several types of monthly programs. As an MCI professional mentor, you may choose to do one of the following to fulfill the presentation requirement:
    • Host a First Friday @ The MC
    • Present a relevant topic specific to AAFI, AAMI, or HLI
  • Attend mentor meet and greets (2 per semester)
  • Attend other Multicultural Center events as your schedule permits (no required number of events to attend)

In addition to the opportunity to shape our students’ experience at UA Little Rock, mentorship assignments come with a stipend. If you want to learn more about becoming an MCI Peer or Professional Mentor, please email