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Connections Student Mentoring Program


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The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students from underrepresented social identity groups 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.

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Danyelle Stokes

Intercultural Center Specialist 

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?

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  • 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

Application & Pairing Processes

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.

Mentor & Mentee Meeting Opportunities

 Additional UNF Resources

Mentor & Mentee Applications

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

Mentor Application Form  

Mentee Application Form

Paper applications are also available at the following location:

Contact Information

Intercultural Center

John A. Delaney Student Union East (Building 58E), Suite 3006

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

Frequently Asked Questions