Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Thumbnail The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is excited to implement the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program. The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program connects first-year students with upperclass students with the aim of easing the transition into Duke University. Students may choose to participate in the program for a number of reasons, however, it is our goal that students may benefit in the following ways:

  1. learn about campus resources
  2. connect and engage with the sexual and gender diverse community at Duke
  3. connect with a Duke student

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity created this program as a means to connect sexual and gender diverse students and questioning students to others in the community. Therefore, we strive to ensure the program contains an element of confidentiality so that students feel comfortable expressing themselves.

The program consists a 1 year commitment for incoming students applying in the Fall and a 1 semester commitment for incoming students applying in the spring.

Mentees
Whether you are questioning, just coming out, or you’ve been out for years, we could all benefit from the knowledge of someone who was once a new student at Duke. To participate in the program as a mentee, please fill out the application below in as much detail as possible. Once we find a mentor who we feel will be a good fit we will connect you.

Mentee Sign Up

Mentors
By acting as a mentor through this program you will have the opportunity to share with first year students all of the things that you wish you knew when you were just starting your journey here at Duke University. To sign up a mentor, please fill out the application below. If your application is accepted you will be invited to attend a training, where we will help to prepare you for a successful mentoring relationship. After which you will be connected with a mentee.

Mentor Sign Up