Queer Connections Mentoring Program

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is seeking LGBTQIA+ students to participate in Queer Connections mentoring program. Queer Connections is open to all members of the university community but is specifically designed to match LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students with OUT faculty and staff. Mentoring pairs will meet regularly over a six-month period, during which they will build connections, explore resources, and work toward collaboratively-constructed goals. 

How do I get a mentor?  

Queer Connections interest forms are available now! Forms will stay open through the end of September, and pairs will be matched and can begin meeting by late October. 

What is the time commitment?

At minimum, mentors and mentees must be commit to monthly, in-person meetings for a period of six months. Weekly or bi-weekly communication via phone or email is also highly encouraged. Additional meetings are up to the mentor and mentee to determine. The mentor/mentee relationship is co-created and flexible to the needs of mentoring pairs within this required time commitment.

What are the requirements for mentees?

  • Mentees must be undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at GVSU 

  • Mentees must have the time, energy, and desire to commit to a substantive mentoring relationship for a period of six months

  • Mentees must respond to requests for updates and feedback from the LGBT Resource Center

I want to be a mentor! Where can I get information on that?

Visit the LBGT Faculty Staff Association's page for information and access to the intake form.

Who can I contact for more information?

Stop by the LGBT Resource Center or email Marla Wick at wickm@gvsu.edu for more information.