Columbia Mentoring Initiative Mentor Application 2013-2014
The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is a mentoring program administered through Columbia University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) that connects historically underrepresented first year students with returning students from similar identities who provide guidance and support on how to navigate Columbia University and successfully adjust to college life. CMI offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of events including fun social outings, intimate dinner-discussion programs, and the chance to be mentored by Columbia alumni from a wide range of career fields.
In addition to program-wide, cross-cultural programming for all participants, students have the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees":
• Arab and Middle Eastern Family Tree
• Asian Family Tree
• Black Family Tree
• Indigenous Family Tree
• International Family Tree
• Latino Family Tree
• LGBTQ Family Tree
• Commit for one full academic year (Fall and Spring semesters)
• Attend mandatory mentor training and program mixer
• Serve as an academic and social guide to your mentee
• Attend CMI community functions (outings, dinner-discussions, etc.)
• Attend identity based Family Tree functions
• Maintain communication with your mentee and meeting regularly with mentee in person
If you are interested in becoming a CMI mentor please submit the Columbia Mentoring Initiative Mentor Application 2013-2014 by Monday, April 15, 2013!
For additional questions or concerns email firstname.lastname@example.org.