Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS)
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.
- Student Outreach - Providing students with individualized support and resources as they progress toward graduation, including:
- 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.
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.