Mentors undergo training to develop the skill-set necessary to provide support and mentorship to LGBTQ student mentees. Each mentee is paired with a specific mentor, but the entire mentor class also serves as a source of support and connection to every mentee. Mentors work with mentees to identify personal, academic, and professional goals, providing support and resources to help mentees achieve these goals. The mentorship model disfavors a didactic approach, emphasizing instead goal-setting, self-integration, identity exploration, and physical/mental wellness.
Mentors also participate in community-building events with the entire Dartmouth LGBTQ community and are provided their own opportunities for mentorship, networking, and connection with LGBTQ graduate students, faculty and staff, and alums.
If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior and would like to become a mentor, please complete the application at the following link:
Training for the Spring 2014 term will be announced soon.