LGBTQ Mentorship Program
Connecting Dickinson LGBTQ prospective students, current
students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and
Questioning (LGBTQ) Services provides a mentorship program that connects
Dickinson LGBTQ prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty,
administrators, and staff.
The programs functions in two capacities. Prospective
students are connected with currently trained LGBTQ student mentors, while
currently enrolled LGBTQ students are connected with LGBTQ alumni, faculty, administrators,
and staff who have volunteered to serve as mentors. The mission of the program
is to provide support concerning issues with sexual orientation and/or gender
identity as well as ways to navigate Dickinson and the world as an LGBTQ
identified individual. Mentees determine how
much communication and contact they have with their mentor. All current and
prospective students at Dickinson College are eligible.
As a mentee in this program, we hope you will gain
information and connections to help explore a positive gay, lesbian, bisexual,
or transgender identity. The program intends
to assist mentees with connecting to the greater LGBT community, break
isolation, combat internalized homophobia, and provide a safe environment for
As a mentor in this program, you will receive training and materials
helpful to serving as a mentor, provide understanding and support to your
mentee, and have continued support from the Office of LGBTQ Services. Mentors
provide positive role modeling, on-going support, understanding, empowerment,
acceptance, information, networking, resources, connection, and guidance to the
mentees enrolled in the program.
- If you are prospective student and would like to be matched
with a current LGBTQ identified student, please fill out our mentee form here.
- If you would like to volunteer to be trained as a LGBTQ
identified student mentor, please fill out our mentor form here.
- If you are current student and would like to be matched with an
LGBTQ identified alum, faculty, administrator, or staff member, please fill out
our mentee form here.
- If you are an LGBTQ identified aluma/alumnae, faculty,
administrator, or staff member who would like to be a mentor, please fill out
our mentor form here.