Develop a network of friends at UIS. Learn about campus resources. Find a safe student community. Attend free events. Get support. Network and mingle.
Returning students serve as mentors to their peers who are either new to UIS or are looking for a mentor while exploring their gender and sexual identities. Everyone has the opportunity to participate in social events together during the Fall semester on campus or in the community. The goal of the mentor program is for students to feel connected to campus culture, get introduced to LGBTQIA+ student communities in a safe, productive way, find emotional support of their identities, and learn about campus resources to support their education that will help lead to a successful experience at UIS. All students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are welcome to join this program!
Participation is free and any group event costs are covered by the office.