Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP)

Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP) mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP) mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP) is an award-winning peer education program that assists incoming Asian American students adapt to their new college environment. New students are paired with continuing students who serve as a resource and assist them through their first year. Throughout the year AMP hosts various workshops- academic success, career preparation, and outreach opportunities-with each catering specifically to the incoming UConn student. The Asiantation Mentoring Program also provides new students the opportunity to connect with other students, faculty, and staff and to learn how to get involved with the Asian American Cultural Center and its affiliated student organizations.
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Program Mission
To provide Asian and Asian American students in their first year on campus with support and resources to successfully adapt to the academic, co-curricular, personal, and social rigors of college, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to persist the during the remainder of their college experience.


Program Goals
Goal 1: Facilitate successful academic integration among mentees

  • Provide access to advising and mentorship from campus peers, faculty, and staff
  • Provide referrals to campus resources
  • Provide opportunities for academic skills development

Goal 2: Facilitate successful social integration among mentees

  • Provide access to mentorship from campus peers, faculty, and staff
  • Provide opportunities to connect with peers and build community
  • Facilitate exploration of, and involvement in, co-curricular activities
  • Disseminate information regarding co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities

Goal 3: Cultivate personal development among mentees and mentors

  • Facilitate exploration and empowerment among the multiple dimensions of identity
  • Provide opportunities to gain awareness of values, interests, and strengths

Goal 4: Facilitate leadership development of mentors

  • Provide opportunities to acquire, develop, and practice skills in peer mentorship, program planning, and interpersonal communication
  • Cultivate understanding of strengths in areas of growth as a leader and peer mentor

Goal 5: Facilitate personal exploration of the Asian American identity during the AASI 3998: The Asian American Experience

  • Raise self-awareness of being Asian American by exploring personal backgrounds, personality traits, and behaviors, and social and political realities
  • Discuss practical ways to build coalitions within the Asian American community and beyond
  • Provide opportunity to understand human relations in mentoring to develop personal mentoring philosophies and leadership development