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LEGACY Leadership and Mentoring Program


The LEGACY Leadership and Mentoring Program supports the retention and success of first-year Black/African American students at the University of Central Florida.


Pillars of Success:

  • Identity Development
  • Leadership
  • Scholarship
  • Career Development



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.

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 LEGACY by viewing the brochure here.

Learn more about the Black Faculty and Staff Association here.

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


More information on expectations of the LEGACY Scholars can be found here.

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Become a LEGACY Mentor!

The role of the mentor is to assist a scholar in acquiring the skills to become an effective practitioner. Specifically, mentors perform roles in four key categories:

  • Coaching
  • Facilitating
  • Counseling
  • Networking


More information on  expectations of LEGACY Mentors can be found here.

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