Queer Peer Mentorship Program

Mission
The Queer Peer Mentorship Program seeks to empower students to enhance their learning experience, build community, attain personal growth and live fuller lives. Our mentors support mentees through personal, one-on-one conversations, skill-building, resource sharing and providing opportunities for personal growth.

 

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 Queer Peer Mentorship Program. This program aims to create connections, build community, and share resources among LGBTQIA+ students at the University of Minnesota. In this program you will connect with supportive campus community members, participate in fun social gatherings, and encourage academic and personal support: Empower others. Empower yourself!

Interested in participating as a Mentee?
Mentees should...
- Be currently enrolled as a an undergraduate student at UMN-TC
- Interested in building community with other queer and trans students
- Self-identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community
- Be able to commit to the program for one academic semester

Interested in participating as a Mentor?
Mentors should...
- Be currently enrolled an undergraduate student or graduate student at UMN-TC
- Have been enrolled at UMN-TC for at least one academic year
- Interested in building community with other queer and trans students
- Able to commit to the program for one academic semester
- Self-identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community

Please note that as we're building on our peer mentor program, we will be matching graduate student mentees with fellow graduate student mentors to ensure appropriate support and capacity.

Apply by 11:59pm CST Dec. 14th, 2022. Pairings will be announced by Dec 23rd, 2022 with more information to come.

***For disability and accommodation requests or any other information, contact gsc@umn.edu.

If you are interested in applying to the program, please access the applications here:
GSC Queer Peer Mentee Application
GSC Queer Peer Mentor Application
Queer Peer Mentorship Program Flyer