The Black Student Mentoring Collaborative is designed to provide a connection for first-year, black students in their transition to the UTM community by providing support and resources to increase their success and engagement with the university through mentorships with Black Faculty & Staff.


  1. Recruitment of Black Students
  2. Retention of Black Students
  3. Addressing micro aggressions, campus racial and psychological climates that impact Black Students.
  4. Promoting academic success leading to graduation.
  5. Encouraging student involvement in campus/communal activities
  6. Helping students find their voice/place here at UTM


What is mentoring?

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

What does a mentor do?

The following are among the mentor’s functions:

Mentor Standards:

Mentee Standards: