Mentoring Resources

Mentoring is important to building our campus community, and we are proud to host several mentoring programs for faculty and students across campus. New faculty should check with their dean's office for unit-specific mentoring programs.

Adoption Mentoring Partnership

The Adoption Mentoring Partnership, headed by Dr. Harold Grotevant, psychology professor and Rudd Family Foundation Endowed Chair, matches adopted children with an undergraduate student who is also adopted.


The ADVANCE program offers workshops, fellowships, and grants in partnership with units across campus to extend and enhance our existing campus offerings. Workshops may cover topics on mentorship, research, time management, and more. The Mutual Mentoring approach supports faculty, in developing robust professional networks that include a variety of mentoring partners. ACE Fellowships provide opportunity for providing recommendations and feedback about ADVANCE programming and resources.

Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success

The Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success provides academic support, cultural enrichment, student development as well as support for institutional diversity on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Whether you're looking for peer mentoring, social connection, exposure to national student leadership conferences, help navigating offices of the Bursar, Registrar or Financial Aid, or more, our office is here to ensure that you have the resources to thrive in an inclusive and multicultural environment during your time at the university.

Connect for Success (College of Engineering)

The Mentoring Program at the Diversity Program Office and the College of Engineering is committed to inspire students to pursue and reach their potential in engineering. The Mentor/Mentee program is designed to support you in your academic program.

Ernst and Young Partners in Education (Isenberg School of Management)

The EY Partners in Education Program is an exciting initiative at the Isenberg School to help promote diversity in business professions. The initiative includes a first-year residential academic program for students from underrepresented populations who are interested in pursuing a bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in business. The program provides services to student participants in their first year of college as they work to gain entry to the Isenberg School. Students in the EY Partners in Education program are guaranteed admission to the Isenberg School BBA program upon...

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

IMSD is a stage-specific mentoring program for doctoral students in STEM fields.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning encourages pre-tenure faculty to develop robust professional networks that include a variety of mentoring partners within and outside the UMass Amherst campus, and at a wide variety of career stages. This “Mutual Mentoring” approach is supported through grants, compiled resources, and best practices.

LGBTQIA Mentoring (Stonewall Center)

The Stonewall Center’s Peer Mentorship Program matches incoming first-year students to a mentor within the UMass queer community to provide academic, social, and emotional support.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholars Program is part of an alliance of New England institutions that receive funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) to strengthen the preparation, representation, and success of under-represented minority students majoring in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In addition to UMass Amherst, the alliance includes Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) at UMass Amherst sponsors a number of activities to address the shortage of U.S. students, particularly underrepresented minority students, who receive PhDs in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and become professors. NEAGEP works closely with partner and other institutions to encourage and prepare students for graduate work. 

Office of Faculty Development Mutual Mentoring Program

OFD's Mutual Mentoring program supports faculty at every career stage in developing robust professional networks. Mentoring is an effective method for promoting professional socialization, productivity, and satisfaction. It has been shown to further faculty career development through increased research output, more effective teaching, more dynamic networks, and improved tenure and promotion prospects.  

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) encourages students of underrepresented groups who hold recent baccalaureate degrees to pursue doctorates in biomedical sciences. PREP participants work as apprentice scientists in laboratories, participate in professional development activities, and participate in a mentored research internship for the semester.

Women in Science Initiative

The College of Natural Science's Women in Science Initiative (WISI) focuses on increasing the success of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers. WISI offers special programs and events; connects women scientists through campus organizations, mentoring, and community outreach; and provides helpful off-campus resources for women scientists.

Women of Color Leadership Network

The Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) celebrates and supports the accomplishments and endeavors of Black/African American, African, Latina, South American, Chicana, Asian-Pacific Islander, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Arab/Arab American, Caribbean, biracial and multiracial, and all indigenous women in the Five College region of Western Massachusetts.