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ALANA Mentoring Program (AMP)

A group photo of happy AMP participantsThe ALANA Mentoring Program (AMP) pairs  ALANA students new to Loyola 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.  Mentors will assist first-year and/or transfer 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.

AMP Events

Mentee Information

Are you a first-year or transfer student who would like to request a mentor? Complete our AMP Mentee Interest Form and we will work to pair you with an AMP Mentor!

Email the Mentorship & Assessment GA Shelby Meristil at if you have any questions about requesting a mentor! 

Mentor Information

A group photo of MAP mentors gathered closely together

  • New Mentors: Interested in becoming an AMP Mentor for the 2023-24 academic year? Complete our AMP Mentor Application today! 
  • Current AMP Mentors: Current AMP Mentors interested in continuing to be a mentor for the 2023-2024 academic year, should email Associate Director Dennis Velez at to schedule an intent to return meeting.

Peer Mentor Coordinators (PMCs) are mentors who are dedicated to helping plan events and programming for AMP. Some responsibilities include making flyers, planning events, and co-leading mentor meetings. If you are interested in applying to be a PMC, please select the option within the application form. If you are a current AMP Mentor interested in serving as a Peer Mentor Coordinator, please mention that during your intent to return meeting.


  • A full-time undergraduate student at Loyola, both currently and for the 2023-24 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 bi-weekly at minimum 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 and social events sponsored by the ALANA Mentoring Program
  • Assist mentees with academic and personal growth 
  • Encourage mentees to participate in cultural programs and organizations
  • Provide moral support to first year and transfer students 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? Email Shelby Meristil at today!