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The LGBTQ Mentoring Program pairs upperclassmen, faculty, and staff who are secure in their LGBTQ identity with LGBTQ students needing support. The goal of the program is to create a mutually respectful, supportive, and encouraging relationship. Mentors will support their student mentees in navigating campus and the community, developing a positive view of their identities as LGBTQ students, and finding a network of friends and allies.
Do I have to be LGBTQ to participate in this program?
Preference will be given to applicants for mentor positions who identify as LGBTQ. Mentors should be those who identify as LGBTQ or those who have personal or professional experiences working with LGBTQ individuals. The purpose of this program is to identify those on campus who have thought critically about their LGBTQ identity to provide support to those who are currently working through their LGBTQ identities.
Do I have to be 'Out" to become a mentee?
No, mentorships are completely confidential and are open to students who are exploring their identities.