Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Ethnic & Gender campus locations are closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and available to support you along your Highlander journey. We look forward to being back on campus and supporting you in-person. Please continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering, and maintain physical distance.


Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program

Each Link Makes Us Stronger

Our Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program extends a bienvenida into the UCR familia to new freshman and transfer students. One-on-one meetings, study sessions and academic workshops all support a positive transition to UCR and promote new students’ academic, cultural and social success.

Find a Mentor

Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program

Are you a new student? We can pair you with a trained peer mentor who can help you to:

  • Build a strong network of support
  • Navigate UCR and learn about your campus and community resources
  • Connect with clubs and organizations
  • Attain major-specific advice on professors, projects and key opportunities
  • Hone your study and time management skills
  • Develop cultural awareness
  • Adjust to campus life

If you are interested in being a mentee in our Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program, please fill out this online application here. If you have questions, contact Arlene with Chicano Student Programs at arlene.cano@ucr.edu.

Check out our calendar for upcoming Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program events and workshops.

Be a Mentor

Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program

Are you a current student interested in becoming a mentor? Apply today and discover how rewarding mentorship can be.

Chicano Link Peer Mentors must...

  • Be a UCR student (junior or higher) in good academic standing with a cumulative and quarter GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be aware of issues specifically related to Chicano/Latino students
  • Be open-minded and flexible
  • Be energetic, motivated, and positive
  • Be willing to learn, grow and attend training as needed
  • Work with mentees for at least 30 minutes every two weeks

If you are interested in volunteering as a Chicano Link Peer Mentor, please fill out this online application here.

Check out our calendar for upcoming Chicano Link Peer Mentor Program events and workshops.