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Mentorship Program

Welcome to the GLBT Resource Center Mentorship Program! 


The purpose of the GLBT Resource Center’s Mentorship Program is to offer support and guidance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students at Texas A&M.  Students are matched with a mentor based on academic and professional interests as well as personal interests and will meet with their mentor approximately once a month. Conversations between mentor and mentee can cover a range of topics including career and academic goals, relationships and family problems, transitioning to college, gender and sexuality, and LGBT issues that arise in collegiate and professional settings.

The goals of the Mentorship Program are:

  • To foster mentoring relationships between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, asexual, and ally (LGBTQA) students and LGBTQA faculty & staff that can offer support, guidance and resources to LGBTQ students at TAMU
  • 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 students to the diverse lives of adult LGBTQ members of the TAMU community
  • To provide helpful resources to students as 
  •  they explore issues related to identity
  • To help connect LGBTQ students to the larger LGBTQ community, both at TAMU and the B-CS area
  • To provide LGBTQ faculty and staff an opportunity to help students develop outside of the classroom and other formal TAMU venues

Testimonials

How would you describe the mentor relationship?
“Our relationship is amazing, whenever we first met up last year we found it easy to talk to each other. We had a lot in common and it was really easy for me to open up to my mentor. I hope they can continue to be my mentor until I graduate!”
 
What did you like most about the mentorship program?
”Being matched with an understanding adult that I may have otherwise never come into contact with.”
 
Feedback on the program?
”The program is amazing. Having a mentor that has been through what I am going through right now is very helpful. I know I can come to my mentor for anything and they would be more than willing to talk me through whatever it is I'm going trough.”
 

Requirements

Mentors and mentees are expected to:
  • Attend training
  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly meetings
  • Communicate with the Center about how the relationship is progressing