St. Mary's College of Maryland


The first year of college is a new beginning for students. It’s a time where many new students are on their own for the first time, learning new schedules, new classes, how to get along with a roommate, develop relationships with professors, new friends and romances, adjusting to different class styles and an overall new lifestyle. With all these new experiences, it can become overwhelming, and this is where MAPP steps in.

MAPP, the Multicultural Achievement Peer Program, supports new students academically and socially during their first year of college. New students are assigned to MAPP Mentors, who point students in the direction of academic support services and are able to connect MAPP members with faculty, staff, and other students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. The MAPP program goes beyond assisting new students and encourages them to become more involved within the on-campus and off-campus community.

For a downloadable brochure click here (pdf)

Mentors at President

Mentors at President Urgo's House