AQSESS

What is the AQSESS Mentoring Program?

The Advancing Queer Student Education and Social Success Mentoring Program is a mentoring program that connects LGBTQ+ students to faculty and staff mentors. This program will focus on professional development, connection to resources and community building. Students will gain professional skills through an LGBTQ+ lens and learn how to navigate having LGBTQ+ related experience on their resumes, coming out or remaining closeted during the hiring process, and negotiating LGBTQ+ identities in the workplace and on the job market. Students will be connected to a network of LGBTQ+ professionals at IUPUI and within the Indianapolis community. Students will experience a sense of belonging to IUPUI as LGBTQ+ individuals and become engaged alumni. 

This project is supported in part by the IUPUI Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund and advances the goals of IUPUI's Welcoming Campus Initiative - welcoming.iupui.edu

Launching Fall 2017!

  • Becoming a Mentor

    Mentors are LGBTQ+ identified IUPUI full-time faculty and staff. 

    Applications are CLOSED for 2017.

    Interested mentors are invited to attend information sessions to learn more about the program. The next information sessions are:

    • Friday, July 14th 2017.
      • 11am - 1pm in Taylor Hall (UC) 101.
      • You do *NOT* have to stay the entire time. This is an informal session to pop in and ask questions about the program.

    Mentors are expected to meet monthly with their mentees. Mentors must be able to attend the following mandatory meetings during the academic year:

    • Mentor Training
      • September 8th, 3-5pm in UC 101
    • AQSESS Mixer
      • September 29th, 3-5pm in UC 101
    • Kick-Off Meeting
      • October 13th, 3-5pm in UC 101
    • November General Meeting
      • November 17th, 11am - 1pm in UC 104
    • February General Meeting
      • February 23rd, 3pm - 5pm in UC 101
    • March General Meeting
      • March 23rd, 11am - 1pm in UC 104
    • Day of Service
      • April 6th, 9am - 12pm TBD
    • End of Year Celebration
      • April 27th, 3pm - 5pm in UC 101
  • Becoming a Mentee

    Mentees are LGBTQ+ identified IUPUI undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Applications are OPEN.

    Applications are CLOSED for 2017.

    Mentees are expected to meet monthly with their mentors. Mentees must be able to attend the following mandatory meetings during the academic year:

    • AQSESS Mixer
      • September 29th, 3-5pm in UC 101
    • Kick-Off Meeting
      • October 13th, 3-5pm in UC 101
    • November General Meeting
      • November 17th, 11am - 1pm in UC 104
    • February General Meeting
      • February 23rd, 3pm - 5pm in UC 101
    • March General Meeting
      • March 23rd, 11am - 1pm in UC 104
    • Day of Service
      • April 6th, 9am - 12pm TBD
    • End of Year Celebration
      • April 27th, 3pm - 5pm in UC 101