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Mentor and Student Success Initiatives

OMA provides mentor and student success initiatives to enhance retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) for students from underrepresented backgrounds by creating a culture of academic achievement and success throughout students’ matriculation.  This is achieved through programming, mentoring, and other initiatives that support healthy identity development, academic and social support, and professional and personal development.

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Men of Vision and Excellence (M.O.V.E.)

The Men of Vision and Excellence (M.O.V.E.) is an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) supported by the University System of Georgia that provides a multifaceted support system for African-American males.

Minority Advisement Program (M.AP.)

The Minority Advisement Program (MAP) is a unique college mentoring/success program for minority incoming students (MAPees) that match freshmen and transfer students with upperclassmen (Sponsor) to assist with their acclimation to college life. The Sponsor serves as a mentor and a friend, guiding participants by making them aware of campus resources and opportunities, encouraging academic success, and arranging social gatherings. 

Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement (HOLA)

The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement Program (HOLA) program provides Hispanic/Latinx students with support services, leadership opportunities and cultural awareness programs to achieve successful rates of Hispanic/Latinx student enrollment, retention and graduation.

Sisters with Vision (SWV)

Sisters With Vision (SWV) is a mentoring and student success program that focuses on providing co-curricular support to students who identify as African-American women.

Asian Pacific American Initiative (APA)

The Asian Pacific American Initiative (APA) is an initiative that focuses on providing co-curricular support to students who identify as Asian and Pacific islander.

T.R.U.L.Y. You

Truly (Trust, Respect, Understand, Love, Yourself) You is a mentoring initiative for LGBTQ students that provides opportunities for student to find sociocultural and academic support.

Last updated: 5/12/2022