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.

The 2020-21 mentorship application has closed and more information on next steps will be available to mentors soon. Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the upcoming academic year.


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



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