UConn Connects is the University’s largest volunteer mentoring program offered by the Academic Achievement Center (AAC). It is an academic intervention program, designed to provide students with the skills and support needed for academic success. Student participants are provided with the opportunity to meet weekly with a faculty, staff, or undergraduate peer mentor. Connects Mentors are knowledgeable about important university resources and are trained to assist students with developing effective strategies for success.
UConn Connects has assisted an unprecedented number of students in becoming successful by offering them the opportunity to meet weekly with a faculty, staff, or undergraduate peer mentor. Student may participate in the program on a semester by semester basis.
UConn Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Mentors can volunteer to serve as Connects Mentors. This rewarding opportunity directly impacts UConn’s retention efforts. Mentors meet with mentees weekly to advise and guide them as they navigate the university.
Current undergraduate students can serve as UConn Connects Peer Mentors on a semester by semester basis. Serving as a mentor requires attending a pre- semester training and enrollment in a 3 credit 120-hour internship course. Mentors meet with mentees weekly.