The short answer is: an awful lot.
At WiCS, we believe that Computer Science is an awesome field where we can create, solve puzzles, and make a decent living in some of the biggest companies in the world. Unfortunately, many people feel left out because of their gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability status and that's not right! We envision a future where all different kinds of people are influencing the technologies and companies that are moving us into the future. So we invite you to join us in our journey to a place where We Belong!
We in Computer Science have started the Mentorship Program to foster the growth of incoming CS students and to continue our mission of making the department at Portland State a safe, inclusive space to learn. Our motto "we belong" motivates us to encourage new and returning students to be a part of our movement by growing our community and inspiring others to do the same. With the WiCS Mentorship Program, new and returning students can join to either become a mentor to students new to the PSU CS culture or to simply be a mentee who seeks guidance and friendship while embarking on their new adventure.
To learn how to get involved, go to the mentorship program homepage.