UMKC LGBTQIA Mentor Program

Ally Photo at UMKC in 2019 - the 2020 Photo has been postponed due to COVID-19
Ally Photo at UMKC in 2019 – the 2020 Photo has been postponed due to COVID-19

By Kari Jo Freudigmann, (Pronouns: she, her, hers)
Assistant Director, LGBTQIA Programs and Services

UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services within the Office of Student Involvement facilitates the LGBTQIA Mentor Program as a resource for LGBTQIA+ Roos. This program pairs LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students with other LGBTQIA+ students at UMKC. Mentors may offer support around:

  • Identity development
  • Coming Out
  • Navigating Intersecting Identities
  • Academics and Professional Development
  • Campus and Community Engagement

Mentoring relationships are active during the academic year. After applying for the program, both mentors and mentees will meet with the coordinator for a brief intake interview to help with pairing. Matches will be made based on similar identities, interests, and experiences.

Become a Mentee

Mentees are UMKC students who are seeking someone to talk one-on-one with regarding their LGBTQIA identities.

Apply to be a Mentee

Become a Mentor

Mentors are UMKC graduate or professional students who would like to mentor another LGBTQIA student. Mentors will be required to attend an annual training, monthly meetings with the coordinator, and at least two one-hour meetings with their mentees.

Apply to be a Mentor

LGBTQIA Programs & Services General Information

Are you looking for other ways to stay connected with LGBTQIA Programs & Services?

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