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'Neers 4 Queers

neers for queers logo - rainbow background, n4q foreground.’Neers for the Queers is an LGBTQIA+ mentorship program offered to students in their first year at App who identify as LGBTQIA+ that focuses on providing those students with the opportunity to connect with ASU’s LGBTQIA+ community through their relationship with their mentor, educational activities, and social events.

The 2021-2022 school year will be a pilot year for the 'Neers 4 Queers Program. We anticipate expanding the program in the coming years, depending on interest, participation and feedback from the pilot year.  The 'Neers 4 Queers program will be led by a Student Director and a Graduate Student Director, in conjunction with the leadership of the Intercultural Student Affairs Office. 

Neers '4 Queers is the brainchild of Ariela Allen, a current App State Student who saw a need when she herself was having a challenging time connecting with the queer community as a first year. 

If you are interested in becoming a student Mentor, we open applications early in the spring semester. Check back then for the application and more details about Mentorship. 

If you are interested in becoming a student Mentee, the application is open over the summer. Please email Ariela Allen ( to be added to the interest list.