Our goal is for all first Year LGBTQA + students to have a mentor. Mentors are students who are second year or upper class students who: Identify as LGBTQA+, understand what it’s like to be new at UNL, and can help incoming or first year students find the campus resources and opportunities available to help them be successful on campus. Mentors are available to answer questions and help students participate in a number of group and community events. Their primary responsibility is to assist new students with their social, and personal transition to UNL as a Queer student. Each mentor will be responsible for mentoring one group of students.
Group Structure: Each mentor-mentee group has 5-8 scholars, including one mentor. The groups meet for activities, attend events together and the mentor meets with each group member individually once a month. The LGBTQA Student mentors are tasked with representing and promoting the LGBTQA+ Resource Center’s mission and values both on and off campus. Mentor groups work together to help each other make a smooth transition from high school to college and to help students become integrated with the LGBTQA student body and UNL community.
The purpose of The Change will be to engage students in becoming active participants with the LGBTQA Resource Center. The members of The Change shall serve as an extension of the center to assist with programming planning, campus outreach and education, and to volunteer their time in an area of interest. The Change shall provide an inclusive environment open to students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions to gain a better understanding of the LGBTQA community at UNL and for their own professional growth and development. The mission of The Change is to educate, spread awareness, and advocate for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The application can be found HERE.
Be An Outspeaker
Serving on the Speakers Bureau is a great professional and social development opportunity. You can gain valuable public speaking and leadership skills while participating in an interactive and informal environment. You’ll meet and get to know other positive members of the LGBQTA+ community and learn more about how the public views LGBTQA+ issues. You can be a powerful agent for change and use the power of your story to break down stereotypes and make a positive impact in your community.
If you’re interested in becoming an OutSpeaker click here to fill out our interest form. JD, the OutSpeaking Coordinator, can answer any questions you might have and let you know when the next orientation is scheduled. You can find her at work at the LGBTQA+ Resource Center in Room 346 of the Nebraska Union or email her at email@example.com