Mentors and mentees can often come from diverse  backgrounds and lifestyles, due to various factors including socioeconomic status, gender, marital status, family situation, age, disability, sexual               orientation, race, religion and membership in the Traveller community.

The mentor-mentee relationship can be affected when these cultural differences are not appreciated and respected. The Culturally Responsive Mentoring Initiative aims to foster the creation of culturally  adaptive mentoring approaches; with a specific focus on recognising, addressing and accommodating the ever-evolving identities within our College of Science community.