Introduction and Overview
The Minority Advisory Program (MAP), established in 1973, consists of academically successful undergraduates who volunteer to serve as peer mentors to first-year minority students. Minority Advisors (peer mentors) must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher to participate. They help bridge communication between CSAC and first-year students, and assist them with their academic and social transition to Carolina.
CSAC also oversees the Carolina Covenant and C-STEP Peer Mentoring Programs. As with MAP, Carolina Covenant Scholars and C-STEP upperclassmen volunteer to serve as peer mentors to first-year students participating in their program. This sense of belonging can be very important to the first-year students’ future academic success.