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2021 Columbia Mentoring Initiative Mentee Application

UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 4th: Mentee applications are still being accepted for those interested in the following family trees:

  • Indigenous Family Tree
  • International Family Tree

We are no longer accepting new applications for the Asian, Arab & Middle Eastern, Black, Mixed Heritage, LGBTQ and Latinx Family Trees. 

Applications are currently being reviewed on a rolling basis until all remaining family trees are filled. Interested mentee candidates should apply as soon as possible to be considered


Mentee applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open! The application deadline is Sunday, September 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Mentees receive access to a support network that is dedicated to your success at Columbia. As a mentee, you will be part of a community of first-year and transfer students, upperclassmen and alumni. Through the program, you will have the chance to bond with an experienced mentor, create long-lasting relationships with the other members of your family tree, learn about life after Columbia at our alumni events and gain support from your classmates as you participate in programs that build community and highlight the intersections of identities. Learn more about Columbia Mentoring Initiative.

All incoming first-year and transfer students enrolled in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering are eligible to apply and must commit to participating for the full 2021-2022 academic year.

Mentees participate in the following ways:

  • Mentor Match: All mentees are matched with an experienced mentor for one-on-one support and are expected to meet virtually with their mentor two times per month.
  • Family Tree Events: Attend socials, discussions and many more fun (free) activities hosted by your family tree co-chairs, two returning students who guide, support and help your family tree bond throughout the year.
  • CMI-Wide Community: Participate in programs that bring together students from all family trees and create a network across the CMI community.

Questions? Please email

Multicultural Affairs


505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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