Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentorship Program

Program Purpose

Assists in the retention of junior scholars from historically marginalized communities in order to improve their representation in the UC Davis graduate community and, more broadly, in academia. Through faculty mentorship and other social and academic programming, the GSoC Mentoring Program holistically supports its graduate student participants as they navigate the rigors of graduate school.

Program Expectations

  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will use any preferred medium to meet at least once a month
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will complete the GSoC Mentoring Program quarterly assessment (Google form) at the end of the winter and spring quarters
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will strive to attend at least one program sponsored social event per quarter
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will communicate with the Graduate Student Retention Coordinator should any difficulties or challenges arise in the mentoring relationship

Info Sessions

Are you looking for ways to support Graduate Students of Color? Would you like the opportunity to provide mentorship to such students? Are you interested in becoming a mentee to a faculty member on campus outside of your regular academic relationships?
The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) invites you to join us for one of our 2020/2021 Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentorship Program Virtual Info Sessions. Graduate Students of Color and Faculty from across all disciplines are welcome to attend any session. Learn about who we are, how we were created, and what the format of such a mentorship program looks like!

Click on one of the following links to register:

When: Monday, November 2 nd Info 1
Thursday, November 12th Info 2
Wednesday, November 18th Info 3
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM PST


Program Applications

2020-2021 GSoC Faculty Mentor Application

2020-2021 GSoC Mentee Application

Sign up for our Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) listserv!