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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 you a supportive, inclusive, and student-centered approach. We provide individualized advocacy, academic resources, and social support to boost your success.

Common reasons you might 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 about academic policies, discrimination, professor/student misunderstandings, financial aid, housing and more.



  • Student Outreach - Providing you with individualized support and resources as you progress toward graduation, including:
    • Academic Alerts - MAPS staff respond to alerts from faculty and staff regarding academically at-risk students.
    • Academic Resource Coaches - Peer coaches available to provide you with academic supports by introducing you to a variety of strategies and tools to boost your college success.
    • Suspension Waiver Program - For high-potential students who have previously been suspended due to low grades.
  • 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 Program - Pairing 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:
    • Off Campus Living: lists of area landlords and property managers, community resources, social services, and other information and support to boost your success off-campus.
    • Good Neighbors: Information sessions to help students moving from the UCM campus into the local community know their rights and responsibilities as renters.
    • 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.
    • Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce UCM Student Member Program - For students from any major and any year in school who want to build their networking skills and engage with the local community. Applications for 2017-2018 now open! To apply either complete this Google Form or print and return this PDF form.

For information about the MAPS office call 660-543-4156 or email

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