AMICUS Student Group at STCL Houston Launches LGBT+ Mentorship Program
Enterprising students at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) have launched a new mentorship program for LGBT+students to ease their transition to law school and fully support them throughout their law school experience.
AMICUS is calling for both LGBT+student mentors and mentees to join the new program that pairs 1L students with 2L and 3L students to offer encouragement, provide networking events, and extend an enhanced sense of community for students.
The organization also partners with local LGBT+attorneys and nonprofits to further professional and social opportunities for students.
New mentees and mentors have the option to connect anonymously through email — and can sign up for the program by emailing AMICUSatSTCL@gmail.com.
“STCL Houston provides a welcoming environment for all students, but we wanted to make our community even more welcoming for LGBT+students,” said Christiana Childers, vice president of AMICUS and co-founder of the new mentorship program. “Coming to a new school can almost feel like coming out twice, and new law students don’t need any extra stress in their lives. We want to make it easy and seamless for students to join our organization — either as a mentee or mentor — and immediately benefit from the extra support the program offers.”