If you’re a graduate student looking to connect and create community around common identities and interests, join a mentoring circle!
The Graduate College is piloting a new group mentoring experience. "Circles" are peer-driven mentoring groups available to students looking for community and support within shared academic and cultural identities.
Mentoring circles supporting the following identity-based communities are launching now:
First-generation graduate students
International graduate students
Ethnic and racial minority graduate students
LGBTQIA+ graduate students
Graduate students underrepresented in their academic disciplines
Peer mentoring circles meet on a regular basis determined by each circle. Participants themselves will drive discussions around topics or challenges that reflect the common need. Each circle is led by mentors who have completed the CIRCLES Mentor Training Program. These mentors will be guided by a general mentoring framework developed by the Graduate College.