Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP)

What is MAPP?

For over 20 years, MAPP has been a premier first-year mentoring program that has served thousands of underrepresented first-year students through 1-on-1 support, academic advisement, career development, cultural exploration, and community engagement. Each first-year mentee is paired an upperclassman who is dedicated to providing continual support and will provide programmatic opportunities. Learn more here

Who participates in MAPP?

Students who are part of MAPP represent a broad cross-section of the underrepresented student population at JHU. Students of Color, 1st generation college students (if you are the first one in your family to go to college), limited/modest income background students, students with disabilities, and international students, mentor and support one another through first-hand interactions. Each year, the MAPP family is comprised of mentees, mentors, and a core leadership team, making the program 120-140 students! Deadline is July 29th.

Apply to be a MAPP 1st year mentee.


MAPP mentors represent a variety of majors, and range in class standing from sophomores to seniors. Mentors must be in good academic and institutional standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Mentors are selected and trained to support students dealing with many first-year experiences that shape your most formative year in college. This is an opportunity designed to build your skill-set as exceptional student leaders, and work closely with OMA staff. Apply to be a MAPP mentor.

Mentee Expectations

  • Connect with your mentor and family leader
  • Communicate needs for support
  • Attend monthly meetings (first Thursdays, 5:30-7pm)
  • Attend optional MAPP programs to connect to JHU and Baltimore

Program Features

Connect 1-in-1: Connect personally with another JHU student
Explore Baltimore: Go on trips and explore Baltimore as a group!
Build community: Be part of a larger network of MAPP family
Meeting Date: Thursdays, 5:30-7pm

Why is MAPP important?

  • MAPP mentees are connected to current upperclassmen, who help them identify various campus resources for their success.
  • MAPP mentors are trained leaders on campus who integrate core pillars of diversity and inclusion.
  • More than 90% of MAPP affiliates believe racial and ethnic diversity is important to them.

NOTE: If you participate in JUMP or the Hop-In program, you CANNOT sign up for MAPP. We value your interest, but with these other initiatives, you will receive a mentor within the program.

If you have any questions about being a mentor, mentee, or the program at large, please contact Rezwana Zafar or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 410-516-8730.