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UCF Legacy is a Leadership and Mentoring fellowship program designed to support the academic and personal development of its participants. The program provides skill-building workshops and events and connects them to supportive mentors focused on providing resources, coaching, and guidance to help its members achieve success. UCF Legacy collaborates with partners throughout the campus community, including but not limited to the Black Faculty Staff Association and UCF Alumni. For over a decade, UCF Legacy has contributed to the academic success and college retention of its participants through its Pillars of Success:

  • Academic Support
  • Career Readiness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Mentorship

Program History

The Legacy Leadership and Mentoring program was launched in 2007 in collaboration with the Black Faculty Staff Association (BFSA). The program was historically developed to support the retention and success of first-year Black/African American students, but it is now open to all racial/ethnic backgrounds. Scholars were assigned a faculty/staff member as their committed Mentor for their first academic year. BFSA also hosts scholars at campus-wide events such as the BFSA Joseph C. Andrews Mentoring Breakfast.

Since its inception, the program has grown to support students at varying degrees of matriculation

Learn more about the Black Faculty and Staff Association

A special thank you to the 2019-2021 Legacy Mentors


Apply to be a Legacy Fellow!

Get plugged into a supportive network that sets you up for success professionally, academically, and personally. Interested applicants should exhibit:

  • High levels of motivation and initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Receptivity to being directed and advised
  • A desire to learn

Join a community that is all about competency, confidence, and connection. Are you ready to start building YOUR legacy?

Requirements for Consideration

  • Enrolled UCF students with satisfactory academic and conduct standing
  • Updated Resume or CV
  • Completed Program application
  • Successful completion of virtual interview

Read more about the Legacy Fellowship Program.

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

Complete the Fellow Application

Become a Legacy Mentor!

The role of a mentor is to assist their mentee in acquiring the skills to become an effective student and/or professional. Specifically, mentors perform four key roles:

  • Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Counsel
  • Network Builder

There are enormous benefits from participating in a mentoring relationship. Being a mentor is an opportunity to establish genuine connections and shape the next generation of leaders.

Read more about becoming a Legacy Mentor.

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

Complete the Peer Mentor Application


Complete the Faculty & Staff Mentor Application