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Community-building initiatives

Promoting community-building, cultural and academic diversity, engagement and inclusion through identity-based mentoring initiatives

ASU attracts students, staff, faculty and post-doctoral scholars from all demographics, and its scholarly communities are strengthened by diversity and inclusion of a multiplicity of perspectives and ideas. The GC’s mentoring initiatives offer engagement and navigation of academic, cultural and interpersonal identities in meaningful ways that enrich all graduate education and foster pathways between undergraduate and graduate education and professional careers.

SHADES cross-cultural mentoring

The SHADES cross-cultural mentoring program is a peer-to-peer mentoring program designed to encourage and develop intercultural competencies and identities. SHADES provides a forum for students to embrace and discuss  the roles of identity in academia and our lives, to seek out peers with shared social or cultural identities, and to explore the intersections of identity, learning and public discourse.

SHADES is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Apply to join the 2017-2018 cohort as a mentor or mentee today. Note: you must have a current ASURITE ID to apply.

HUES LGBT+ peer mentoring

Designed to bolster community engagement, increase representation, and provide critical identity-development and engagement opportunities to ASU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBT+) communities, HUES is open to any LGBT+ undergraduate, graduate student or post-doctoral scholars. Mentoring matches are made based on participant preference with options for peer, faculty or staff matching.

Contact us for more information about joining the 2017-2018 cohort as a mentor or mentee today.