The Multicultural Affairs Mentorship program began in the fall of 2011 and has demonstrated successful outcomes for participants beyond the last decade.
The GUIDE Program exists to encourage first year student involvement on campus and in the greater community through personal goal setting, leadership training, professional development, and mental and physical awareness. The guides (multicultural ambassadors) create opportunities for participants to improve self-confidence, communication skills, and leadership abilities while serving as part of a close knit, diverse, and dynamic group.
GUIDE participants are first year UTC students who come from diverse backgrounds, seeking inclusive opportunities to engage and find support in the campus community.
Multicultural Ambassadors range in classification from sophomores to seniors who go through a rigorous application process where factors such as GPA, conduct, leadership and interpersonal skills are taken into consideration.
Ambassadors serve to support the Office of Multicultural Affairs in varying capacities including but not limited to:
- Peer coaches (mentors) to GUIDE participants
- Multicultural programming assistants
- Multicultural Center evening staff
- Represent the Office of Multicultural Affairs on panels and at various events
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
- To establish meaningful mentorship relationships between incoming first-year students and upper classmen at UTC.
- To facilitate experiential learning and growth opportunities through active engagement and knowledge sharing about student life.
- To train and develop student leaders for active service on campus and throughout the wider community.
- To create a solid support network to promote personal, social, and academic advancement.
The program ensures that ambassadors and participants maintain regular contact and communication with one another.
Weekly GUIDE Sessions
Ambassadors lead weekly meetings in the Multicultural Center for
- Group discussions
- Team building
- Leadership activities
- Connections to campus resources
- Interact with campus partners
The program includes an intensive experiential learning component allowing participants to receive ThinkAchieve recognition
- Leadership development
- Career exploration opportunities
- Beyond the Classroom Programming
Programming Curriculum Guide
GUIDE follows an engaging multicultural programming curriculum designed so participants have experiences and interactions with campus and community leaders from many backgrounds, disciplines, and career fields. There are also off-campus volunteer activities and throughout the year, to connect and explore local offerings.
Apply today to be a part of the GUIDE Mentorship Program
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To become a Multicultural Affairs Ambassador follow link to apply here or scan QR Code below:
See ambassador criteria listed below:
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of the previous spring semester
- Completed FERPA Form
- Reference Check
- Be in good standing with the University
- Available to work at least 6 hours per week
- Participate in professional development activities every week, excluding university closing and breaks.
- Participate in GUIDE Retreat, Ambassador Training, Multicultural Leadership Institute, Mandated Program Activities, and required Wednesday weekly meetings with the participants.