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Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support

Mentoring, Advocacy
and Peer Support
• IDEAS Coordinator
• LGBTQIA Outreach
• Title IX Advocacy
• Tutoring

Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS)

Student Focused

The Office of Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) offers a supportive, inclusive, and student-centered approach. We provide individualized advocacy, academic resources, and social support in the UCM community to promote student success.

Common reasons students use MAPS services:

  • Guidance or support in academic or social areas.
  • Talking to a peer who has been in your shoes.
  • Periodic help to motivate you toward your college graduation.
  • Concerns with academic policies, discrimination, professor/student misunderstandings, financial aid, housing and more.



  • Student Outreach - Providing students with individualized support and resources as they progress toward graduation, including:
    • Academic Alerts - MAPS staff respond to alerts from faculty and staff regarding academically at-risk students.
    • Academic Tutoring - Trained tutors for athletes, at-risk and Suspension Waiver Program students.
    • Suspension Waiver Program - For high-potential students who have previously been suspended due to low grades.
    • Academic Resource Coaches - Peer coaches available to provide academic support to students by introducing them to a variety of strategies and tools to boost their college success.
  • Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Success (IDEAS) Coordinator - Assists in the development of an inclusive campus culture by fostering student success opportunities for underrepresented populations, including:
    • Mentorship Programs - Pair students seeking mentorship with mentors.
    • LGBTQIA Support - Facilitating communication with the LGBTQIA community at UCM, providing education, mentoring, advocacy and resources.
  • Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity - A space for student groups and individuals, offering programs and events focusing on diversity and inclusion
  • Victim Advocacy - Support to any student who has experienced discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.
  • Community Outreach - Connecting off-campus students to resources, opportunities and support; helping build connections between campus and the Warrensburg community, including:
    • Landlords and Property Managers: Building relationships with area landlords and property managers by seeking to understand and find solutions to issues that impact them and students living off-campus.
    • Friendship Families: Connecting UCM international students with local families and individuals to build cultural awareness, understanding, and appreciation.
    • Good Neighbors: Helping students moving from the UCM campus into the local community to know their rights and responsibilities as renters.
    • At-Risk Students: Connecting academically at-risk students living off-campus with resources and support to help boost their success.


For information about the MAPS office call 660-543-4156.

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