Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates (GSMU) strives to establish strong mentoring relationships between underrepresented Cornell graduate students and undergraduate scholars in order to encourage pursuit of graduate education and build supportive networks between and among graduate and undergraduate students.

GSMU will accomplish this mission through:

  • GSMU Dinners: Monthly group meetings between mentors and mentees within an environment where undergraduate scholars can interact with current graduate students/postdocs for mentorship and professional development.
  • Dialogue that demystifies the gap between undergraduate study and graduate school process.
  • Exploration of graduate student life, applicaiton and funding processes/resources, the Mentees' decision to attend graduate school, etc.
  • Opportunities for 1:1 Mentor/Mentee meetings: Attending lectures, symposia, discussing the real life of a graduate student, sharing a meal or coffee.
  • Foster individual engagement and personal connections

The GSMU program is a collaboration among the Graduate School's Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives' programs, including the Pre-Professional Program, the OADI Resesarch Scholars Program, and the McNair Scholars Program.