UT Promise mentors play a critical role in the success of students at the University of Tennessee as they build relationships with students, serve as a resource, provide encouragement and offer support and direction.

You will invest 10-15 hours annually assisting UT students in their postsecondary journey and making a lasting impact on their lives.


Apply to be a UT Promise Mentor in Fall 2020!

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To be eligible to be a UT Promise mentor, you must be at least 21 years old. Please watch the informational video below for more information on being a UT Promise mentor.


Steps for Becoming a UT Promise Mentor


  1. Complete a UT Promise Mentor Application


  2. Complete a Mandatory One-Hour Mentor Training

    UT Promise will provide more information on mentor training dates and times in the upcoming months. Check your email and monitor the website for updates.


  3. Complete a Background Check

    UT Promise will provide more details on this after you have completed your mentor training.


  4. Be Paired with a UT Promise Student and Follow the Guidelines in the Mentoring Portal



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Live Q&A with President Boyd and UT Promise Coordinator Ashton Braddock.