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.

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


Apply to be a mentor →


To be eligible to be a UT Promise mentor, you must be at least 21 years old.

Steps for Becoming a UT Promise Mentor


  1. Complete a UT Promise Mentor Application
  2. Complete a Mandatory One-Hour Mentor Training
  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