IBIS Mentorship Program

Staff and Students outside the LGBTQ Student Center Students and Staff in front of LGBTQ Student Center

The goals of the IBIS Mentorship Program: 

  • Ensure the retention and success of undergraduate and graduate students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Provide on-campus role models who can serve as a resource and support for students.
  • Help students build LGBTQ+ community using a cohort-based model.
  • Develop student leaders through skill-building opportunities and service projects.
  • Help foster a feeling of belonging and acceptance for LGBTQ+ students.

Who can be a mentee?

All LGBTQ+ identified undergraduate and graduate students!

Who can be a mentor?

Any University of Miami faculty/staff/administrator. Mentors can be LGBTQ+ identified or an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.

Time Commitments: 

The duration of the program will occur over one academic year. In order to participate in the IBIS Mentorship Program, both mentors and mentees should be able to attend scheduled group events, outlined at the beginning of the year, in addition to monthly meetings between mentor/mentee on their own time.

How do I join? / What is the application process?

Both mentors and mentees will apply online. Pairings will be matched based on applications and interest. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will go live at the end of the semester.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Creation of lifelong friendships
  • Learn about UM while having fun through team-building excursions
  • Opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ community on and off campus
  • Networking and connection to expansive community
  • Have fun!