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The Unicornship Peer Mentor program is designed for new Wright State University LGBTQA+ students who are paired with returning LGBTQA+ student mentors. We believe that education and support is fundemantal when transitioning to a new community at Wright State. In this program, you'll develop friendships and a community, as well as leadership skills.
These mentors will give you support and advice in:
- Reaching personal and academic goals.
- Building community and chosen family.
- Learning more about how to navigate Wright State University as an LGBTQA+ student.
This program is a commitment starting in September and ending in April and we will open applications for the next year during the spring semester. You will spend an average of four hours a week for one full academic year engaging in the program. Each mentor and mentee will meet at the Unicornship orientation and kick-off event in September. At this event, you will have time and space to set personal goals for the semester that you and your mentor or mentee want to achieve.
QT Unicorns (Mentors)
To be a mentor, you must be a second year or above student who will serve as a model for new students through your mentorship role. You must apply to be a mentor and attend a two-hour mentor training.
Pie Unicorns (Mentees)
To qualify, you must be an incoming or second-year student to the Wright State community. You must apply for the program and attend a one-hour mentee orientation.
Why Unicorns and Pies?
The mascots of the Office of LGBTQA Affairs are Q & T twin unicorns! A year after Q &T had joined the Wright State LGBTQA chosen family, they adopted a baby unicorn named Pie. Together they make 'QT Pie', the unicorn family!
Guidelines for QT Pie Engagement
- Attend at least one Rainbow Alliance meeting a month
- Explore Affinity Groups
- Attend National Coming Out Day(s)
- Attend Chosen Family Feast
- Attend Lavender Graduation and Celebration
- Attend Rainbow Alliance Drag ReVu
- Volunteer to assist the Office of LGBTQA Affairs
- Attend at least one event from each of the cultural and identity centers
- Study one hour a week
- Attend six university events over the course of the year, either social or academic.
The application period for 2019–20 is open.