Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP)

A group photo of MAPP students

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.

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), and low/modest income background 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! 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.

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.