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Updated July 14, 2022 

Since 2018, the Spectrum Center has run a meaningful mentorship program called Mentorship and Professional/Personal Support (MaPPS). This program intentionally connects LGBTQ+ students to LGBTQ+ staff/faculty members who may share similar identities and/or goals. In contrast to advising, mentors motivate mentees by recognizing their strengths and accomplishments, helping them sharpen skills or improve their capability, and guiding mentees’ decision-making process. In addition, each mentor-mentee pair is encouraged to explore events and programming made for and by the LGBTQ+ community at and near the University of Michigan.

Students interested in becoming mentees or staff/faculty who would like to serve as mentors can learn more at the Spectrum Center webpage or contact directly for any questions. 


Article originally published March 2018.