In 1979, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) developed a peer mentoring program called the All-Star Leaguer Program, primarily as a one-on-one big brother/sister program. In 1990, under the leadership of Leila Crawford, the program became part of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services and received a name change to the Multicultural Outreach and Resources at Emory (MORE) peer mentoring program. Although the MORE program began as a peer mentoring program in the 1980s to primarily serve African-American undergraduate students and has traditionally targeted Black and Latino students, it serves all Emory students. In recent years, it has expanded to include all students, primarily students of color, and includes a robust faculty mentoring component. It supports our departmental goals by encouraging the holistic development of students and creating a more inclusive, culturally competent community at Emory.
Currently, the program serves 60-75 incoming freshmen, mentored by 30-35 upper-division undergraduate students, and 12-15 staff and faculty members. The foundation of the present-day MORE Program is derived from an intergroup contact hypothesis and supports the rise of the MORE families totaling 100 participants.