The Outreach LGBTQ Peer-Mentor Program trains current Dartmouth students as mentors to provide confidential, peer-to-peer mentoring in developing a positive LGBTQ identity while successfully adapting to life at Dartmouth. The program is designed to help students explore their personal interests, take advantage of campus resources, and find their own sense of community and self-identity.
This year, we have had 39 active mentors from all corners of campus and 27 mentees have participated in the program. Mentee application are accepted from all class years, while mentor applications are restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We typically do not match mentees with a younger mentor.
In general, mentors/mentees are expected to meet once per week in order to work toward various goals set by the mentee (for example: to come to terms with one’s sexual identity, to come out to friends or family, to feel more comfortable at Dartmouth, to meet people in the LGBTQA community, etc.). We consider confidentiality to be of the utmost importance.
If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact current leadership, listed below.
Co-Chair – Kurt Prescott ‘12
Co-Chair – Anna Roth ‘13
For confidential support, advice, further resources, more information about OUTreach, or to submit a mentor/mentee form, please blitz us at: Outreach.Peer.Mentors@dartmouth.edu
Mentor and mentee forms can also be found at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~opm/
We hope to hear from you soon!
Please note that all information sent to the blitz account is strictly confidential.