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What is a mentee?

A mentee is a first year or transfer student, who is new at UConn.

How does the program work?

During the summer, future UConn freshmen and transfer students are recruited into the program and matched with peer mentors according to common interests and characteristics such as major, extracurricular activities, hometown, hobbies and/or gender. Participants will be able to take part in a number of activities during the year, which include the METAS Orientation, social and cultural events, educational workshops, conferences, trips, etc. Mentors and mentees can work together to determine expectations and how to best structure their mentoring relationship.

What are my commitments?

Students in the program are encouraged to enroll in a 1-credit course (INTD 1820--Connecting with METAS!). This course will connect you to university resources and provide an opportunity for students to learn about and discuss issues pertinent to Latinos. Each week, students learn about a range of topics such as cultural and campus resources, study skills, time management and problem solving. You will also learn how to positively contribute to the Latino community at UConn. The course will meet on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Other commitments include:

  • Commit to be involved during the year and participate in the program’s activities
  • Request guidance about campus resources, coursework, career goals and other educational and social opportunities as needed
  • Attend mandatory workshops

What are the enrollment requirements?

  • Must be a first-year or transfer student (new at UConn) in the fall at the Storrs campus.
  • Must submit the completed application to PRLACC, 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3188, Storrs, CT 06269-3188.
  • Enroll in the 1-credit course. Enrollment in this course is encouraged and by instructor consent only. Please contact the METAS Team at or (860) 486-1135 with questions regarding the class or to get your permission number to enroll.

METAS Mentee Application