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Intertribal Connect Peer Mentor Program

Welcome to the UCR family! The Intertribal Connect Peer Mentor Program, otherwise known as I-Connect, supports a positive transition to UCR and promotes academic, cultural, and social success. Join our NASP family and be a part of this program!


I-Connect Group Photo from the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • Mentees

    Unsure if this program is right for you? Read about what our mentorship program can do for you.

    Trained peer mentors are UCR undergraduate and graduate students. As a mentee, you will be paired with someone who can help you:

    • Build a strong network of support
    • Navigate UCR and discover resources
    • Connect with clubs and organizations
    • Plug into events and cultural celebrations
    • Attain major-specific advice on professors, projects, and key opportunities
    • Hone your study and time management skills
    • Develop cultural awareness

    Eligible Mentees are undergraduate first year or transfer students. Transfers entering in winter quarter are eligible. 


    Deadline Extended: Friday, October 4th 2019. 


    Online applications are now open. Please follow the link below, complete, and submit the Intertribal Connect Mentee Application.  

    I-Connect Mentee Application 


  • Mentors

    The goal of this program is to support students throughout their college journey, and to provide a community network that includes students, staff, faculty, and alumni. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of and if you have leadership and interpersonal skills, then this may be the opportunity for you!


    Mentor Expectations

    Mentors should be familiar with Native life on campus. This could include a familiarity with Native faculty or involvement in a Native student organization. I-Connect mentors should be familiar with campus resources. This includes knowledge about the ARC, Ethnic and Gender Programs, The Well, the R’Garden, the R’Pantry, and more. If accepted to the program, mentor training will include an overview of campus resources. Mentors should have a desire to help others.


    Mentor requirements

    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Involvement with NASP
    • Must have attended UCR 1 year for traditional students or 2 quarters for transfer students.


    Applications are closed.