Are you interested in becoming a LGBTQ Peer Mentor?

 

The LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center is excited to announce the creation of OUT Front, a peer mentorship program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and their allies on campus. OUT Front will be launched in Fall 2012 and will serve as an important resource for students that are interested in becoming connected with the LGBTQ community on campus. OUT Front is currently looking for students that are interested in applying to be mentors for the next school year. Students must be:

  • Registered for classes for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 (if possible)
  • Feel comfortable identifying publically as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or an ally
  • Committed to fulfill the responsibilities of being an Out Front mentor
    • Attending Weekly Meeting during Fall 2012
    • Planning and hosting events for new students during August/September (5-8 hours a week)
    • Connecting new students on campus to the LGBTQ Community and Campus Resources throughout the semester as needed

Our spring training for new mentors will be held during the month of March and interested students must be available to attend both for their duration:

  • Program Orientation on Wednesday, March 28th during free period (2:30 pm – 4 pm) in Robeson 227,
  • Day Long Training Session (with lunch) on Friday, March 30th from 10 am – 4 pm in Robeson 224,

OUT Front will provide students with opportunities to become involved in creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ students on campus. Student mentors will gain valuable experience and skills that will help them as they continue their educational and work experience.

If you have any questions about the mentorship program, the training sessions, or anything else, please contact the OUT Front Coordinator, Rene Melara, at newpride@rutgers.edu. Also, if you intend to attend the orientation and training, please RSVP via email as well.

http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/OUTfront