What is Mentoring con GANAS?

Mentoring con GANAS is one of the many ways Latinx students can get connected and supported at UIC. Through our peer mentoring program first year and transfer Latinx students are paired with advanced Latinx UIC undergraduates before the start of the academic year making Mentoring con GANAS the first opportunity for you to get involved with other Latinx students here at UIC.

If you are a freshman or transfer Latinx student majoring or intending to major in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Chemistry or related fields, become a mentee.

If you are a UIC sophomore or junior student majoring or intending to major in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Chemistry or related fields and your GPA is equal or higher than 2.5, become a mentor.

How does Mentoring con GANAS work?

Peer mentor talking to a student
  • Incoming Latinx students are matched to advanced undergraduate Latinx students before the beginning of the academic year.
  • Students are matched within same/similar fields.
  • A mentee is paired to one mentor.
  • Mentors provide support to one incoming student.
  • Mentors and mentees meet in person before class starts.
  • Mentors interact with mentees regularly to discuss goals, classes and provide guidance on resources located on campus.
  • Mentors and mentees participate in L@S GANAS social gatherings during the academic year .

Click “How does it work?” below for more details. 

Important: Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now closed.

How does Mentoring con GANAS work?

Mentoring con GANAS coordinator

Why Latinx? Latinx (pronounced “La-TEEN-ex”) is a gender-inclusive way of referring to people of Latin American descent. This includes people who identify as Latin@, Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Latin American, Hispanic American, Chicano, Chicana, etc.