Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support & Triumph (QUEST)
QUEST (Queer Undergraduates of Empowerment, Support, and Triumph) is a yearlong mentorship program designed for first-year undergraduate and transfer students that identify within the LGBTQ+ community. Students will be matched with a LGBTQ+ faculty or staff member and one undergraduate student mentor. Through this mentorship program we hope to create a larger sense of community and identity development. If you self-identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community and are a first-year or transfer Loyola student, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity.
QUEST Mentees will have the opportunity to:
- Be matched with a peer mentor and staff or faculty mentor throughout their first year at Loyola. All mentors are past mentees of QUEST and/or staff and faculty with a significant institutional knowledge and understanding of resources
- Engage in 1:1 monthly meetings with their mentors to build community and identify supports and resources, and engage in identity development
- Participate in monthly engagements with the QUEST community centering identity development, social justice based dialogues, resources and supports, as well as topics of interest related to the student experience
- Attend the annual overnight off-campus QUEST Retreat
- Be eligible to participate in the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in the spring semester and engage in activities to enhance transformative leadership skills