Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Development
PRIDE Mentor Program
New to campus? Looking to meet new friends or learn more about LGBTQIA student life at Towson University? Feeling stressed about coming out to roommate, friends or family? Questioning? We are here for you!
What is the PRIDE Mentor Program?
The PRIDE Mentor Program is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally students on campus who want to be connected. Our goal is to help students acclimate and experience the most success possible while a student here at Towson University!
What can a mentor do for me?
A mentor can show you around campus, connect you with various groups and resources, share his or her experience while they've been a student, or just be a friend when you are dealing with some of those more tough situations- roommates, parents, relationships, etc.
To be paired with a mentor, please contact the Mentor Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set up a time to meet with you, get to know a little bit about you and find out what you are looking for in a mentor. Then we pair you with the mentor that will be most beneficial to your needs. We will check in periodically to see how things are going. In the end, we really want you to feel like you have a community here at Towson University and connect you to resources that will help you to be the healthiest and happiest student possible!
Want to become a mentor?
To become a mentor, please contact the Mentor Program at email@example.com. In order to become a mentor, we ask that you attend tow half-day trainings that prepare you with information about common concerns facing LGBTQIA students and useful helping skills (active listening, how to make a referral, crisis intervention, etc). We host a half-day mentor training each fall and each spring semester. Our fall training is coming up! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBT Student Development, Center for Student Diversity
University Union, Room 313 (map) (How to use the map link)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.