The deadline to volunteer to serve as a mentor or request to be matched with a mentor was June 30, 2020. Check back this fall for information regarding the 2021 Meeting Mentor Program. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the health and safety of our members, the 2020 SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. In lieu of cancelling the Meeting Mentor Program, it was decided to offer a virtual mentoring experience instead.

The Virtual Meeting Mentor Program is designed to facilitate interaction between new members or graduate students and more experienced members of SSSP. Mentors provide valuable knowledge about the SSSP and annual meeting activities as well as insight into their own experiences as scholar activists.

  • Have you been involved in SSSP in a meaningful way?
  • Do you have an hour of time to talk to a new member during the annual meeting?
  • Being a mentor is fun, doesn't require much time, and allows you to welcome a less seasoned member to the Society.

It is recommended that pairs communicate prior to or early in the virtual meeting, so mentees can get the most out of this program. Although this mentoring program is not designed to be a long-term commitment, the conversations and connections made through the program have lasting effects for both mentors and mentees.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. hephzibah v. strmic-pawl at