Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. Mentor, mentee and chair positions are available to all undergraduates students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Learn more about our different opportunities for involvement below.
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The mentee application for incoming first-year and transfer students is currently closed.
- Meet at least twice per month (virtually) with your mentor for one-on-one support
- Attend monthly online Family Tree events planned by your CMI Chairs that help build a close and supportive identity-based community
- Attend virtual CMI-wide programs that bring together students from across all family trees and help connect students with alumni
- Selected mentees must attend the CMI Kick-Off Event upon selection
Apply to become a CMI mentor by Sunday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Mentors are students chosen through an application process to work with Multicultural Affairs in supporting the Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI). Mentors offer guidance and support to first-year and transfer students on how to navigate Columbia University and successfully adjust to college life. Mentors contribute to the development of a family tree community by participating in a variety of social, cultural and educational events and building meaningful relationships with other members of the program. To apply for a mentor position, the applicant must be an enrolled student in Columbia College (CC) or the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Apply to become a CMI chair by Sunday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Family Tree chairs are a select group of students who have been chosen through an application process to work with Multicultural Affairs to coordinate the Columbia Mentoring Initiative. Family Tree chairs are primarily responsible for managing a group of 20 mentors and mentees. To apply for a chair position, the applicant must be an enrolled student in good standing with Columbia College or Columbia Engineering throughout the academic year.
Columbia Mentoring Initiative provides Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni the opportunity to support undergraduate students who currently participate in the CMI program. If you would like to get involved with CMI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.