Mentoring Programs

The LGBT Center offers two mentoring programs for LGBTQA+ folx: Queer Peer Mentors and Found Families. Both programs meet our commitment to creating an environment where LGBTQA+ folx at CWRU can thrive and make connections academically and socially.


Queer Peer Mentors is a 7-week peer to peer mentoring program open to first-year CWRU students. We know that incoming students are 4 times more likely to want to stay at university if peer mentoring. Without peer mentoring, at the end of semester one: ⅓ of students feel they haven’t adapted to university-style learning, ½ still struggle to manage time and commitments, ½ do not establish friend groups. Without establishing friend groups, this can lead to poor academic performance and magnifies feelings of loneliness  The goals of QPM are to provide emotional and social support through the transition from high school to university and to connect mentees to resources and to each other.

If you are a first-year Case student and are interested in participating in this program, click here to fill out our interest form.


Found Families is a participant-led community that aims to improve the wellbeing of LGBTQA+ people in the greater CWRU community. We foster a sense of belonging by connecting participants to one another and local resources. Found Families is sponsored by the LGBT Center and University Health and Counseling Services.
We want people to be able to be their whole selves while learning with and from each other, offering support through everyday life.

For more information on QPM or Found Families, contact Harry.Hawkins@Case.edu