Guidance and Peer Solutions pairs students who are coming out and exploring their lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identities with other individuals who are comfortable with their identities. Mentoring helps develop positive self-image and comfort with LGBT identities by providing each student with accurate information as well as a supportive and safe person with whom to discuss his or her concerns.
Mentors are NU students who have first-hand experience with the challenges of coming out and finding self-acceptance. They are mature, knowledgeable about community resources, and seek to contribute to the community by helping others.
- Break isolation and connect with a mentor in order to provide a safe environment for development of a positive gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender identity
- Combat internalized homophobia, correct myths and stereotypes, and provide more accurate information
- Get connected to LGBTQQA community
- Those in the earlier stages of self-identification
- Those not yet prepared or willing to participate in public activities suggesting a particular sexual or gender identity status
- Those in need of support and connection, but not necessarily in need of psychotherapy or counseling
- Those not interested in large discussion groups
- Those with greater need for privacy/confidentiality
If you would like more information about GPS, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to apply for the program as a mentor, please fill out an application on the right and email the completed application to the address above. (NOTE: We accept new mentors primarily in April and May, though prospective mentors are welcome to inquire throughout the year.)
If you would like to register as a mentee, please fill out the form at right and email it to us at email@example.com. You will hear back shortly. Thank you!