The Famtorship for Social Justice Program is designed to connect undergraduate students with like-minded people that will help them achieve their academic and career goals. Students will develop a relationship with a University of Utah staff, graduate student, alumni or community leader professional that will support them in their next step whether it’s navigating the university system, preparing for grad school, or preparing professionally for the workforce. The program aims to create a space where famtors that identify as either first-generation, low-income, students of color, undocumented/DACAmented, and LGBTQIA* can share their experiences and support mentees in developing skills that will allow them to be transformative and impactful leaders at and beyond the University of Utah.


Giulia Soto

Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
Meet with Giulia

Portia Saulabiu

Retention Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
Meet with Portia

Emilio Camu

Beacon Scholar Advisor
Annex 1215

Bethany Runsten

Graduate Assistant
Union 409

What is Famtor?

Like mentor and femtor, a famtor is someone who guides and advises someone else to greater success.

Benefits of the Famtorship for Social Justice

Networking Opportunities

Support & Guidance

Access to Resources

Famtorship Social Events


  • Attend Mentorship Orientation
  • Connect with Famtor Monthly (via email, phone/text, skype/video chat, or in person)
  • Submit Mentoring Activity Worksheet (Fall & Spring)
  • Attend Famtorship Social Event (Fall & Spring)

Apply to the Famtorship for Social Justice

Apply to be a Mentor

Apply to be Mentored