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

Unicornship Peer Mentor Program

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2017-2018 UNICORNSHIP PEER MENTOR PROGRAM IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th 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): returning 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 Unicrons(mentee's): first year/ transfer/ new 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: 

Attending at least 2 Rainbow Alliance meetings a month (half of all rainbow meetings for the school year)

Attend each Affinity Network at least once

Attend Chosen Family Feast together

Attend Lavender Graduation & Celebration together

Attend Rainbow Alliance Drag ReVu event together

Table once for Office of LGBTQA Affairs awareness event together

Attend at least one event from each of the Cultural & Identity Centers

Study 1 hour a week together

Attend 6 different university events (you pick off of interest and needs. Can be social or academic!)