First-Generation Mentorship Program Applications are LIVE!

Mon, 07/10/2023 - 12:00
Residential Life
July 10, 2023

Residential Life is launching 2023-2024 applications for First Generation Mentorship Program (FGMP), and we are looking for mentors for FGMP’s third year! We’ve had incredible growth in FGMP over its first two years, and we’re hoping for more involvement and additions to our Mentor Group. 


Through FGMP we pair First-Generation in College students with First-Generation in College Faculty and Staff to give students an opportunity to: 

  1. Connect with at least 3 campus offices/resources, faculty, students, or staff that also identify as first-generation.  
  2. Identify successful strategies that contribute to their academic and personal success during their time at UC Riverside.  
  3. Express their personal identity, perspective, and develop critical thinking skills to challenge societal norms within and outside the University setting.  


Ultimately, we want to help first-generation college students navigate their college experience while creating a safe space for students to express themselves, receive assistance to overcome their unique challenges, and prepare them for a brighter future. With this program, we provide a great opportunity for First-Generation Students to connect with faculty and staff. 


If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, please use the links below to sign up.