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Office for Diversity and Inclusion


The Ohio University LGBT Mentoring Program was founded in 2014. The Mission of the Ohio University LGBT Mentoring Program is to connect Ohio University LGBTQIA students with their peers who can provide social connections, resources, support, and affirmation as members of the OHIO community and the LGBTQIA community.

The program accepts applications from now until September 4, 2015.  We will meet with potential mentors and mentees in the Fall semester, after which we begin the matching process and hope to have mentors and mentees matched by October 2015.  The program commitment is one full academic year.  More information below.

To apply for 2015-2016 Mentoring Program, click here. 


mentors 2014

Our 2014 Mentors: Jordan, Morgan, Kyle, and Lacey


Program Requirements
  • ALL incoming and returning undergraduate AND graduate students are welcome to apply to be mentees or mentors. 
  • Mentors and mentees must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Mentors must be out members of the LGBTQIA community.
  • Mentors and mentees will be required to attend an orientation / training. 
  • Mentor/mentee pairs are required to attend two (2) LGBT Center events and one (1) SafeZone training together during the academic year. This SafeZone can be the LGBT 101 or any of the SafeZone 201s we offer.
  • Mentor/mentee pairs should meet in-person to decide how often (and in what ways) they both want to communicate. We recommend meeting in-person at least twice a month and trying to communicate on a weekly basis (email, text message, snapchat, etc).
  • Mentors will email with any activities or communication between mentor and mentee every other week
  • Mid spring semester meetings for mentor and mentees to discuss mentoring relationships, hear what is working/what is not working, and learn tips from each other.
  • You can apply to be a mentor or a mentee, by filling out this form.  (you can also e-mail us at

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