Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates

Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates (GSMU) is program partnership between the Gradute School's Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI). Goals of this program include fostering connections between graduate and undergraduate students and providing graduate students with professional development and service opportunities.

Graduate and professional students selected to serve as mentors provide support and guidance to undergraduate students with an interest in pursuing professional or research degrees. Benefits to the graduate and professional student mentors include the following:

  • to give time, advice, and guidance to undergraduate students
  • to serve as role models for undergraduate students
  • to add to the professional development skills that come with committee work, service, and outreach
  • to develop a stronger sense of community with fellow graduate and professional students

To be eligibile to serve as mentor, graduate and professional students must meet the following criteria:

  • be a current student for the full academic year
  • have completed at least 1 year of graduate study int their research or professional degree program
  • be avaialble to commit to serving as a mentor for a full academic year

To apply to be a mentor for the 2016-17 academic year, complete the mentor application by September 14, 2016. Questions about GMSU may be directed to

See also

Mentoring Resources (Institute for Broadening Participation)