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The Peer Mentoring Program (formerly known as Unicornship) is designed for new Wright State University LGBTQA+ students who are paired with returning LGBTQA+ student mentors. We believe that education and support is fundamental when transitioning to a new community at Wright State. In this program, you'll develop friendships and a community, as well as leadership skills.
Mentors will give mentees 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 summer prior to program start. You will spend an average of two hours a week for one full academic year engaging in the program. Each mentor and mentee will meet at the kick-off event in September. At this event, you will have time and space to get to know each other, discuss communication plans, and set personal goals for the semester.
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.
To qualify, you must be an incoming first-year or transfer student to the Wright State community. It is recommended you register for the UVC 1010 course, LGBTQA+ Student Success, as you will automatically be enrolled in the program through this course. You must apply for the program and attend a one-hour mentee orientation.
For more information on how to become a mentor or mentee, please email email@example.com.
Guidelines for Mentor/Mentee Engagement
- Meet 2 hours a week: 1 hour for social engagement, 1 hour for academic engagement
- Attend at least one Rainbow Alliance meeting a month
- Explore Affinity Groups
- Attend Chosen Family Feast
- Attend Lavender Graduation and Celebration
- Attend Rainbow Alliance Drag ReVu
- Volunteer to assist the LGBTQA Center if needed
- Attend at least one event from each of the cultural and identity centers
- Attend six university events over the course of the year, either social or academic.
Applications available starting June 2022 for the 2022-23 academic school year. More information coming soon!