About UMMP


Are you interested in academic success, cultural awareness, personal development and campus involvement?

If your answer is "yes," the UMMP program may be exactly what you need.

What is UMMP?

The Undergraduate Minority Mentoring Program is a peer mentor program which pairs incoming minority freshmen and transfers with upper class mentors. The program is targeted at African American and Hispanic students.

UMMP is designed to aid in the retention of minority students at UAH by:

  • providing student mentors to entering minority freshmen and transfer students
  • promoting academics success, cultural awareness, personal development, and campus involvement
  • encouraging students to take part in campus activities and preparing them for leadership roles in student organizations
  • promoting school spirit and assisting students in benefiting from the warm and welcoming environment at UAH
  • giving minority upperclassmen opportunities to gain leadership skills through the various training programs necessary to become and remain UMMP mentors

What are the program's benefits?

Specifically designed workshops, social opportunities, added support network, and a great start to your college career.  Also , research states that students who receive mentoring increases their chances at being successful academically. 

Is there a cost to participate?

No, your participation in UMMP is free.

What type of commitment is involved from participants?

Attendance at scheduled workshops and activities, a positive attitude, and a desire to be successful at UAH.

How do you join UMMP?

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Minority Mentoring or request a mentor on-line here.

How does mentoring work?

The upperclassman serves as a mentor to the new student as he/she faces their first year at UAH. 

Peer mentors provide assistance and guidance to new students in the following ways:

  • Personal meetings and telephone calls several times each month
  • Challenging new students to be more academically competitive and to become involved in leadership activities on campus
  • Acquainting new students with resources and services available on campus
  • Assisting new students in understanding the structure and systems of the University
  • Inviting new students to attend cultural, developmental and educational events