The Pride Center Peer Mentoring Program (PCPMP) strives to provide a safer environment through peer-oriented guidance to ensure the continuing success of the next generation of UT students. We believe this guidance allows students to better embrace both themselves and the Volunteer community at large. Our goal is to foster a sense of unity among LGBTQ+ and ally students, connect them to community and campus resources, and provide an example of allyship to the broader UT community.
Interested in being a mentee?
We are currently recruiting mentees for the inaugural “class” of the PCPMP!
Our mentees are expected to:
- meet with your mentor at least once a month. Mentees and mentors will be matched through a follow-up questionnaire focused on academic colleges, hobbies and personal interests, and what the mentee is looking for out of a mentor.
- attend at least two campus events together per academic year. The mentors and mentees decide on the events together. We strongly encourage but not require at least one event to be LGBTQ+ focused)
- attend the formalized PCPMP events such as the Meet and Greet and End of Semester Celebration
- have fun! We are as interested in your feedback on this experience and how to make it better, so you’ll have the opportunity to suggest things you would like to see out of the program to make it even more engaging and beneficial for you and other students.
Interested in being a mentor?
We have already selected our mentors for the 2019-2020 academic year, but we encourage you to keep our program in mind and check back with us in spring 2020 when we recruit our next batch.