Mentors can help you navigate life as a Trojan. Mentors listen and provide advice and guidance about academic success and life outside the classroom, while also cheering you on in your college endeavors. The mentoring relationship helps students identify and reach goals and feel supported in the journey to degree completion.
Many types of people serve as mentors, including current students, faculty, or staff members. UA Little Rock offers several unique opportunities to connect with a mentor. We know that students identify with many characteristics, and we welcome you to choose the mentor that best suits your needs and interests.
Trojan Critical M.A.S.S. Program
New first-year students at UA Little Rock will have the opportunity to participate in the Trojan Critical M.A.S.S. (Mentoring And Student Support) Program that connects students with staff members to help students navigate campus. The mentors also provide students with a positive role model who is closely connected to campus resources and traditions.
Both students and staff mentors complete a matching form in order to provide a meaningful connection based on similar interests.
Students meet once a month virtually or in-person (when possible) to talk about new experiences at college, challenges, successes, and how to make the most of the first semester of college. Many mentor/mentee pairs go on to remain in contact for the entirety of the student’s college career.