Women's Studies at ODU celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Over the past several years, it has become apparent to us in the Department and to the Board of Friends of Women's Studies, our support group, that our students (largely female), would benefit from having contacts in the community. So in the spring of 2003, the Women's Studies Department launched a voluntary mentoring program for all women's studies students.
We seek individuals in the community who can give our students advice and guidance in regard to their prospective careers, their educational aspirations beyond ODU, the challenges of creating lifestyles suitable to them, and their inclinations to become activists in the community. Do you have expertise in some of these areas that would complement the knowledge of ODU instructors? Perhaps there are organizations to which you belong that you think a student would also enjoy. If so, please contact the Women's Studies Department.