Queer Connections Mentoring Program

Queer Connections

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is seeking LGBTQIA+ students to participate in Queer Connections mentoring program. Queer Connections is part of the Laker Connections Student Success Collective, which is dedicated to the success of all GVSU students. Queer Connections is open to all members of the university community; however, it is specifically designed to match LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students with OUT faculty, staff, or graduate students. 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?  

Fill out the Queer Connections mentee interest form linked here before September 30th, 2019. 

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 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.