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Community Engagement and Partnerships

Connections Student Mentoring Program

The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects first and second year UNF students to supportive faculty and staff who help them acclimate socially and welcome them into the Osprey family. The program aims to assist students in the process of making positive choices in their daily lives by providing guidance, support, motivation and advisement towards the fulfillment of their goals.

Program Requirements 

  • Enrolled as a UNF student (mentee) OR holds a faculty or staff position (mentor)
  • Available for at least one-year commitment (Fall, Spring & Summer semesters)
  • Very little time commitment
    • Monthly mentor/mentee check-ins
    • One program staff meeting per month

Why Should Ospreys Join Connections?

  • Unlimited academic, professional and personal resources
  • Sense of belonging
  • Community building
  • Guidance and accountability     
  • Fun events and workshops
  • A place for you in the NEST

Mentor & Mentee Applications

To apply as either a mentor or mentee, click the following links and fill out the relevant application:


Step 1: Submit your mentor or mentee application.

Step 2: Complete the Connections assessment questionnaire.

Step 3: Attend a Connections Assessment / Orientation Meeting.

Step 4: Be assigned a mentor or mentee.

Step 5: Attend a Connections Introductory Meeting with your assigned mentor/mentee and program staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mentoring Meeting Opportunities

Contact Information

Founders Hall (Building 2), Suite 2100

For further information, please contact Danyelle Stokes at (904) 620-4218 or

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