Loyola University Maryland

ALANA Services

ALANA Mentoring Program

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ALANA Mentors

The ALANA Mentoring Program (AMP) pairs first-year ALANA students with upper-class students to assist them in acclimating to campus life at Loyola University Maryland. The ALANA Mentors play an integral role in working with students for the first year of their college experience. Mentors will assist first-year students to gain an understanding and appreciation of the University culture, introduce them to co-curricular activities, and assist them with achieving academic and personal growth.

Mentee Information

Are you a first-year ALANA student and would like to request a mentor?  If so, please complete the Mentee Interest Form** and send it to Cristina Garcia at cgarcia@loyola.edu.

Mentor Information


  • A full-time undergraduate student at Loyola, both currently and for the 2015-2016 academic year (students studying abroad cannot be mentors)
  • Be able to participate in mandatory trainings
  • Be in good judicial and academic standing 
  • Be knowledgeable of campus programs, personnel, policies, and procedures
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and illustrate reliability, responsibility and patience
  • Be willing to serve as a positive role model and example for new students


  • Commit to the mission and program objectives of the ALANA Mentoring Program
  • Be a team player by working  in uniformity with other mentors for duration of program 
  • After receiving mentee, make initial contact within the first week, and contact your mentees weekly thereafter; thus spending quality time and establishing rapport
  • Attend monthly mentor meetings throughout the academic year in order to maintain consistent contact regarding progress of the mentee(s) with ALANA Services
  • Participate with mentees in programs sponsored by the ALANA Mentoring Program
  • Assist mentees with academic growth 
  • Encourage mentees to participate in cultural programs and organizations
  • Provide moral support to first years in developing a positive attitude towards academic achievement and personal adjustment
  • Serve as a liaison between your mentee(s) and ALANA Services   
  • Perform in the best interest of Loyola University Maryland, serving as a representative of the college by presenting a positive outlook of the overall program

Interested in getting involved as a Mentor? Contact Cristina Garcia at cgarcia@loyola.edu for more information.