Bldg 65, Room 217 (UU217)
Bldg 52, Room E-5
Bldg 65, Rooms UU209 (center) & UU214 (annex)
Bldg 65, Room 111F (UU111F)
PRISM aims to empower LGBTQ+ students, both as mentors and mentees, to develop a strong sense of identities, navigate college life, and connect with the queer and trans communities. Through one-on-one interactions, mentors support and guide mentees through academic, social, and personal development and provide community and connection for mentees. Mentors serve as role models, active listeners, resource providers, and community connections to mentees. PRISM aims to foster community so that no student is alone in their identity development or college experience.
PRISM acknowledges the unique academic, personal, and social experiences of LGBTQ+ students. Adjusting to college life, coming out, navigating a/sexual and a/gender identities, and connecting with the queer and trans communities can be challenging experiences. PRISM aims to provide guidance and connection for LGBTQ+ students exploring this spectrum of experiences.
Mentees are connected to a mentor with whom they can relate, providing an opportunity to socialize, explore identity, and discover resources. As a mentee, your mentor will help provide you with a sense of belonging. You are not alone.
Mentors receive training covering topics such as coming out, intersectionality, dating and sexual violence, substance use/abuse, and academic resources.
COMING SOON for Fall 2019
PRISM Mentoring is just one of several programs available to you as a student. If you are looking for something a little more in depth or are in need of immediate support, please know that these valuable resources are also available to you.
Cal Poly Counseling Services
Free and confidential counseling service available to all currently enrolled students
Office: Building 27, Room 136
Free and confidential suicide prevention and mental health crisis line
Free and confidential crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24
Ayuda en Español
Para hablar con alguien en español por favor llame 877-SUICIDA (877-784-2432).