Mentoring Program

After a brief hiatus, the LGBTQ Mentorship Program will be starting back up in Winter Quarter 2018. If you are interested in participating please reach out to us at lgbtq@uchicago.edu for more information!

The Office of LGBTQ Student Life mentorship program connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students with out LGBTQ faculty, staff and graduate/professional mentors. The goals of this program are:

  • To foster mentoring relationships between College, graduate and professional students and faculty/staff/graduate/professional students that will offer support, guidance and resources to LGBTQ student at the University of Chicago.
  • To provide support for students who are in the process of coming out, or who feel they are currently unable to come out.
  • To expose student to the diverse lives of adult LGBTQ members of the University of Chicago community.
  • To provide helpful resources to students as the explore issues related to identity.
  • To help connect LGBTQ students to the larger LGBTQ community, both at the University of Chicago and the Chicagoland area.
  • To provide LGBTQ faculty, staff and graduate/professional students an opportunity to help student develop outside of the classroom and other formal University of Chicago venues.

Mentees will be expected to:

  • Commit to the mentoring relationship and program for at least one year.
  • Meet with the mentor in person at least once per month.
  • Be punctual for scheduled meetings with the mentor.
  • Provide feedback to the Office of LGBTQ Student Life on the mentoring program.
  • Contact the Office of LGBTQ Student Life if any concerns develop.
  • Have fun!

Mentors will be expected to:

  • Be out.
  • Meet with your mentee in person at least once per month.
  • Commit to the mentoring relationship and program for at least one year.
  • Respect the degree of outness desired by your mentee.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Serve as a resource to your mentee.
  • Contact the Office of LGBTQ Student life if you have any concerns.
  • Attend mentor training.
  • Provide feedback to the Office of LGBTQ Student Life if any concerns develop.
  • Have fun!