Queer, Questioning, and Allied Mentor Program (QQAMP)

QQAMP_350wThe Queer, Questioning, and Allied Mentor Program (QQAMP) consists of students from the seven Claremont Colleges who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and/or queer. QQAMP mentors are trained to provide support and informed guidance on any queer-related issue, including, but not limited to:

  • Self acceptance as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, or intersex, or any other identity associated with the community
  • Coming out to friends and/or family
  • Finding resources at the college, local, and national levels
  • Learning what it means to be a good ally to the queer community
  • Working through confusion about sexual orientation and/or gender identity
  • Meeting other queer, questioning, and allied students on the campuses and in the surrounding community
  • Understanding how sexual orientation and/or gender identity intersect with other aspects of identity, including race, sex, religion, physical ability, culture, class, etc.

As a mentee in the program, you will have one-on-one interaction with your mentor(s), as well as the opportunity to participate in events and meet more people within the program and the wider queer community of the Claremont Colleges. The role of a QQAMP mentor is primarily to welcome them into the Claremont community and provide them with opportunities to become involved in the queer community, through programming and developing personal relationships. Given the nature of the program, involvement in QQAMP is kept confidential.

If you wish to apply to be a mentee, submit a QQAMP Mentee Application. Please note, the application you submit is confidential and will only be read by the QQAMP Head Mentors and the mentor(s) you are matched with. Anyone at any of the Claremont Colleges can apply to be a mentee.

If you wish to apply to be a mentor, submit a QQAMP Mentor Application.

If you have any questions, please contact the 2017-2018 QQAMP Head Mentors, Fean Ndukwu (KGI Graduate Student and QRC Graduate Assistant) and Jon Contreras (PO Undergraduate Student and QRC Student Associate) at qqamp.resources@gmail.com.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you all!