Advancing Women Mentoring Program

Find a champion in your corner

Obstacles? Overcome them. Resources? Find them. Partnerships? Build them. Relationships? Strengthen them. You can get it all in the Advancing Women Mentoring Program. As a mentee, we’ll match you with an IUPUI faculty or staff member who can guide you through some of the difficulties you might face in the classroom and the workplace. It’s all about using the resources at your fingertips—those on campus and offered by professionals and peers—to build leadership skills, improve interpersonal relationships, and be the kind of person others turn to in order to get the job done.

When you partner with a faculty or staff mentor, you get a champion in your corner. In your regular meet-ups, you’ll learn more about yourself and identify your strengths and how to use them to your greatest advantage academically, personally, and professionally.

Although women outnumber men in enrollment and degree completion, they consistently report disadvantages in their collegiate experience and, specifically, in the outcomes of their education. Mentoring can change that.

Meet your mentor

Your mentor will offer networking opportunities and advice to give you a boost in the professional world. They’ll also connect you with offices and other people on campus so that you can make the most of your time at IUPUI. It’s all about giving you what you need to be successful today and in the future.

Before signing up to be a mentee, consider the type of professional who might be a good partner for you. Don’t be afraid to look outside your typical area of study. Fresh, diverse perspectives can be enlightening and a great spark for change. Isn’t that what you're looking for?

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Advance lives as a mentor

We’re always looking for mentors to make a difference in the lives of IUPUI students. When you join us in our commitment to a lifetime of success, you’re signing up for an academic-year term, during which you’ll meet with your mentee on a regular basis. You can develop an authentic relationship with your student. Guide them and empower them to be great people.

As a mentor, you’ll receive regular trainings, including an orientation to get you started on the right foot, as well as workshops to improve your overall experience.

Register below to partner with the Office for Women and Educational Partnerships and Student Success to make your mark.

Make an impact
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Recognize student leaders

Also in partnership with the Office for Women, we host the annual Women’s Leadership Awards each spring. Women’s Leadership Awards recognize female-identifying students who have had a major impact on the campus or in the community. They embody leadership to the fullest, and we think that should be honored. Nominations for the awards are accepted in February. Nominees do not have to participate in the Advancing Women Mentoring Program. Contact Educational Partnerships and Student Success at for more information.