Minority Advisement Program applications close Feb. 22

Applications to be a Minority Advisor close Feb. 22Photo courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Ashton Christianson

The Georgia Southern University Minority Advisement Program has opened their applications for new mentors this semester.

Students who who are interested in helping minority students navigate the transition from high school to college are encouraged to apply before the Feb. 22 deadline.

MAP matches incoming minority students with a mentor to help them navigate college life. The incoming students are matched to a specific mentor that have similar majors and academic standing as the student to ensure that the mentor can help benefit the student they are mentoring to the best of their ability.

Alisha Tolbert, a junior information systems major, is currently the Minority Advisement Program president.

“I have made so many new friends in MAP, I have experienced growth in myself, and it is definitely an opportunity I would do all over again if given the chance,” Tolbert said.

Tolbert first started out by became a sponsor to help students and give them the tools they need to be successful while at GS.

“The process has helped me become more open-minded, as well as more helpful to people that were once in my shoes,” Tolbert said.

You can learn more about MAP on the Office of Multicultural Affairs website.