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LGBTQA Center

Peer Mentoring Program

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About the Program

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. 

Mentors and Mentees

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. 

Mentees

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 lgbtqa@wright.edu

Guidelines for Mentor/Mentee Engagement 

How to Apply

Applications available starting June 2022 for the 2022-23 academic school year. More information coming soon!