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Call for Applications: Mentoring for Social Justice and Community-Building

The Mentoring for Social Justice and Community-Building Project (sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Douglass Residential College) is now accepting applications from master’s and doctoral students across disciplinary areas in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to mentor Douglass undergraduates in AY 2022-23. For best consideration, interested SGS students should apply by May 6, 2022. Please review the attached flyer.

The goal of the Mentoring for Social Justice and Community Building Project is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between current graduate students and undergraduates committed to aligning their scholarship, advocacy, and collaborations with social justice principles. Specifically, the project aims to connect graduate students with undergraduate students in a personalized near-peer mentoring relationship shaped by common interests, experiences, or aspirations related to research, graduate study, community-based advocacy, and/or equity and inclusion in higher education.

The selected cohort of graduate student mentors will benefit from concrete near-peer mentoring experience and training in equitable mentoring and facilitation. Mentors will receive $300 compensation per semester (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) and be eligible for a digital badge recognizing their outstanding contributions to mentoring and social justice.

The application requires students to submit a 1-2 page proposal outlining a topic of their choice related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice on which they’d like to mentor undergraduates. Applicants must also submit a CV. To review the full Call for Applications and to apply, visit are due May 6, 2022. Questions? Email Briana Bivens at

In community,