How does it work?

If you are a freshman or a transfer student, become a mentee. 

As a mentee you will:

  • Work with one advanced Latinx undergraduate majoring in the same or similar major as you and learn from their experience.
  • Have the opportunity to make new friends and be part of a caring community from day one

If you are a sophomore or junior UIC student, become a mentor.

As a mentor you will:

  • Work with one incoming Latinx student during their first year at UIC.
  • Have the opportunity to share experiences, answer questions, share information about our university and community resources, give feedback and, most important, share your secret to success.
  • Develop academic, social and professional skills while helping others and making new friends.

Mentoring con GANAS step by step

  • 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 initially contact mentees by email, phone or social networks.
  • Mentors and mentees meet in person before classes start.
  • Mentors reach out to mentees at least twice a month.
  • 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 .