Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)

Oakland Center, Room 49D
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4336
gsc@oakland.edu
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Peer Mentoring

Founded in 2008, as the first LGBTQIA focused program in the state of Michigan, the Peer Mentoring Program aims to support new students in their transition to college by providing an experienced student mentor. This one-on-one mentoring relationship allows new students to develop academic and leadership skills in addition to providing information on available support services and academic programs. For more information, contact GSC@oakland.edu.

Currently, we are recruiting peer mentors. Apply below! 

Peer Mentor

The 2018 - 2019 GSC Peer Mentor applications can be submitted here. Interviews will take place Friday, February 9, 2018.

Qualifications:

To qualify, individuals must:

  • Be enrolled at OU full time
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the University and residence halls
  • Have 28 credits or more by Fall 2018
  • Have the ability to perform responsibly in a leadership role
  • Have solid interpersonal skills
  • Be a positive role model

Program Requirements:

  • Attend mandatory team meeting in March 2018 (date TBD)
  • Attend mandatory staff training scheduled for May 2-3, 2018
  • Meet once a week with mentee
  • Meet once a month with the Coordinator of the Gender & Sexuality Center
  • Attend monthly all-staff meeting
  • Represent the GSC at a variety of university events
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Peer Mentee

Incoming freshman and transfer students looking to be paired with a peer mentor can apply here.

Selection Criteria

  • Entering freshman with 2.5 high school GPA or
  • Transfer student with 2.5 GPA

Program Requirements

  • Attend program orientation meeting scheduled tentatively for September 4, 2018
  • Meet once a week with a peer mentor (one-half hour sessions)
  • Meet once every two weeks with the Coordinator of the Gender & Sexuality Center (one-half hour sessions)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 28 credits by the end of your first year
  • Maintain full-time student status fall and winter each year
  • Meet once a semester with your First Year Adviser during your freshman year
  • Comply with Gender & Sexuality Center referrals to university academic support services