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DUCC Mentoring Program

​​​​​​Diverse Understanding Creating Community

Welcome to UM-Dearborn! The DUCC Mentoring Program is here to support you during your first year at the university! This collaborative effort between the Office of Student Life and the Talent Gateway aspires to have a positive impact on first year student success while encouraging campus engagement, connectivity, and community. 

Participating students will join a group led by an upperclassman mentor who will serve as a resource for you as you navigate the first-year experience. Participate in study seminars, luncheons with faculty/staff, and panel discussions with upperclassmen mentors. 

If you have any questions about DUCC, contact DUCCmentoring@umich.edu.

Become a DUCC Mentor

Reporting to the Office of Student Life and the Talent Gateway, volunteer mentors will serve as small group leaders, providing advice and guidance to 6-8 first year students during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Mentors will participate in an initial training as well as trainings throughout the semester, monthly meetings with their mentees, and additional programs and activities to support new student transition and success. 

Mentors will be responsible for: 

  • Conducting monthly meetings with mentor groups

  • Communicating electronically regularly with mentees to answer questions, refer them to resources, and provide campus updates

  • Engaging in campus events with mentee groups 

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week, (so about 8-12 hours per month), for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Mentor Applications will be available in the Spring/Summer 2020



Office of Student Life

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University Center (UC)
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