Famtorship for Social Justice

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.

What is a Famtor?

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

The Famtorship for Social Justice 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 famtees in developing skills that will allow them to be transformative and impactful leaders at and beyond the University of Utah.

Benefits of the Famtorship for Social Justice

  • Networking opportunities
  • Support and 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)


Giulia Soto


First- & Second-Year Experience Coordinator

Union 235

Shelby Hearn


Coordinator of Education & Outreach

Union 409