Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs

Unicornship Peer Mentor Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2018-2019 UNICORNSHIP PEER MENTOR PROGRAM IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th 11:59pm EST

What is the Unicornship Peer Mentor Program 

The Unicornship Peer Mentor program is a program designed for new WSU LGBTQA+ students to be paired with returning LGBTQA+ student mentors to access support in: 

  • Reaching personal & academic goals
  • Building community & chosen family 
  • Learning more about how to navigate Wright State University as an LGBTQA+ student

Who

QT Unicorns (mentors): 2nd year and above LGBTQA+ community members who will serve as possibility models for new LGBTQA+ students through their mentorship role. All Unicorns must apply to be a mentor and attend a 2-hour mentor training. 

Pie Unicorns(mentee's): Incoming and second year students to Wright State community. All Pie's need to apply to be a Pie mentee. All Pie's must attend a 1-hour mentee orientation to start in the program. 

Why Unicorns & Pie's?: The "mascots" of the Office of LGBTQA Affairs are Q & T the twin Unicorns! A year after Q &T had joined the WSU LGBTQA chosen family they adopted a baby Unicorn which was named by the community Pie so together they make QT Pie the Unicorn Family! 

How Long

The Unicornship mentor & mentee relationship is an academic year long commitment starting in September and ending in April.  We will open applications for the next year during the spring semester. QT & Pie's will spend an average of 4 hours a week for one full academic year engaging in the Unicornship program. 

Why Join?

  • Education & Support is fundamental 
  • Friendship & Community 
  • Leadership Skills 
  • Support in transitioning into a new community 

What do Unicorns & Pie's Do?

Each mentor & mentee will be paired and will meet at the Uncornship orientation/kick-off event in September! At this event, you will be provided time and space to set personal goals for the semester that you and your mentor or mentee want to achieve. 

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 & Celebration 
  • Attend Rainbow Alliance Drag ReVu 
  • Volunteer to assist the Office of LGBTQA Affairs 
  • Attend at least one event from each of the Cultural & Idenity Centers
  • Study one hour a week 
  • Attend six university events over the course of year. (Can be social or academic!)