The LGBTQ Mentor Program provides a space for students to connect with a knowledgable peer about gender identity, sexual orientation, coming out, and life at UW-Madison.
We have a comprehensive training program for potential mentors. Mentors receive a resource binder and attend a day-long training session that covers a broad range of information, including: mentoring 101, communication styles, using personal stories for social change, LGBTQ+ language and terms, campus resources, and relationships and violence.
Mentors can be matched with a mentee before being trained. Facilitators work with participants to schedule trainings throughout the year.
Mentees receive materials to get acquainted with the program, its goals, and our expectations. There is no formal mentee training. Mentees are invited to social events throughout the year, and are welcome to meet with Campus Center staff at any time.