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The LEGACY Leadership and Mentoring Program supports the retention and success of first-year Black/African American students, but it is open to all racial/ethnic backgrounds. The program helps students develop skills and achieve goals related to their academic, professional, and personal lives through mentoring, leadership development, and networking opportunities

Pillars of Success:

  • Academic Success
  • Career Readiness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership & Personal Growth
  • Mentorship


LEGACY Scholars are assigned a faculty/staff member as their committed Mentor for their first academic year. Mentors are members of UCF’s Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) and assist LEGACY Scholars with acquiring the knowledge and skills to be effective students. Contact Greg Saunders of the BFSA if you are interested in becoming a Mentor.

LEGACY Scholars will engage in monthly meetings from August-April where they have the opportunity to learn from the academic and professional journey of UCF faculty and staff members. LEGACY Scholars will also receive special invitations to campus-wide events such as the BFSA Joseph C. Andrews Mentoring Breakfast.

Learn more about the Black Faculty and Staff Association

A special thank you to the 2019-2021 Legacy Mentors


Apply to be a LEGACY Scholar!

The role of scholars in the mentoring relationship is important. The critical elements that scholars should bring to their mentor/scholar relationships are:

  • Willingness to be mentored
  • Desire to learn
  • Receptive demeanor

Read more about the roles and responsibilities of the LEGACY Scholars

Please contact Flore Septimus or with any questions you may have.

Complete the Scholar Application

Become a LEGACY Mentor!

The role of the mentor is to assist a scholar in acquiring the skills to be successful. Specifically, mentors perform roles in four key categories:

  • Coaching
  • Facilitating
  • Counseling
  • Networking

Read more about the expectations of the LEGACY Mentors

Please contact Flore Septimus or with any questions you may have.

Complete the Scholar Application