Minority Achievement Program

Are you interested in academic success, cultural awareness, personal development and campus involvement?

If your answer is "yes," the MAP program may be exactly what you have been searching for!

What is MAP?

The Minority Achievement Program is a peer mentor program which pairs incoming minority freshmen and transfers with upperclassmen mentors.

The Minority Achievement Program (M.A.P.)is designed to aid in the retention of minority students at USC Aiken by:

  • providing student mentors to entering minority freshmen and transfer students
  • promoting academics success, cultural awareness, personal development, and campus involvement
  • giving minority upperclassmen opportunities to gain leadership skills through the various training programs necessary to become and remain MAP mentors
  • encouraging students to take part in campus activities and preparing them for leadership roles in student organizations
  • promoting school spirit and assisting students in benefiting from the warm and welcoming environment at USC Aiken.

What are the program's benefits?

Specially designed workshops, social opportunities, added support network, and a great start to your college career.

Is there a cost to participate?

No, MAP is free.

What type of commitment is involved from participants?

Attendance at weekly meetings, a positive attitude, and a desire to be successful at USCA.

How do you join MAP?

Contact the Office of Intercultural Programs or register on-line from the "Application" link.

How does the M.A.P. Program accomplish these goals?

Mentors maintain weekly contacts with the mentees through telephone calls, special workshops, visits, dinners, trips, and other activities mentors introduce freshmen students to student organizations, faculty/staff of the university, and departments that provide helpful services to students leadership skills are taught to prepare and encourage new students to participate in leadership programs and become leaders in student organizations students participate in local/regional retreats, conferences, and workshops that provide them the opportunity to refine their leadership skills and network with other student leaders.


Applications to be a mentee in Fall 2015 are now available here or  stop by the Student Life office. Email LaurenE@usca.edu with any questions! Due August 28th!