Beyond the Horizons


What is Beyond the Horizons?

Beyond the Horizons is an engaging mentorship and student success program designed to assist incoming multicultural students in their transition from high school or other institutions to the University of Miami. The program begins following our Horizons Pre-orientation Program and continues for the full academic year. Students are paired with a trained peer mentor who will serve as both a guide and friend, as they provide insight to campus resources and share experiential gems on how to navigate what is beyond the horizons of their college experience. Each month students will have the opportunity to engage in a series of programs, events and mixers that focus on developing community, service projects, academic success, leadership skills, and understanding matters of diversity and inclusion. 

Program Goals

  • Incoming students are often met with apprehension when entering a new environment, our goal is to exciteand prepare students for what is beyond the horizons of their first day at the University of Miami and beyond the horizons of their college experience.
  • Provide necessary tools, resources and skills in order to promote increased retention and student success.
  • Assist students in finding involvementopportunities throught the university.
  • Foster a since of community and belonging by bringing togethera diverse group of students through the intentionalplanning of activies and programs.

Program Objectives

  • Students who participate in BTH will be connected to campus resources and involvement opportunities.
  • BTH will offer support and student developmental opportunities specific to the needs of multicultural students.
  • Mentors and mentees will participate in monthly experiences in order to facilitate a successful transition for incoming students.
  • Students will learn how to navigate collegiate challenges, develop cultural competencies, leadership skills, and academic success.

Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities 

  • Attend monthly BTH meetings.
  • Complete mentor/mentee progress diary.
  • Attend at least one (1) university event (can be student organization or departmental) per month.
  • Attend two (2) MSA events per semester.

Schedule of Events: Spring 2021

Event Title Date Time Location Registration
2020 Reflection + 2021 Goals February 12th 6:00pm EST TBD Register Here
Networking w/ Black Alumni & WWMA March 12th 6:00pm EST Zoom Register Here
Dialogue w/ MSA March 26th 6:00pm EST Zoom Register Here
Beyond the Horizons Finale April 16th 6:00pm EST TBD Register Here

Helpful Links

The Sunny Update Newsletter

The Sunny Newsletter is designed to inform BTH participants of upcoming programs and activities. The newsletter includes information on coordinators, monthly reminders, rays of sunshine and more. 

Meet the Coordinators

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Tikiyah Ivey 


Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Doreen Gustave


Office Hours: Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

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Ajiri Uzere


Office Hours: Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Grey Peoples


Office Hours: Monday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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