Women Faculty Mentoring Program

The Women Faculty Mentoring Program was proposed by the Status of Women Committee and is funded by the office of the Provost. Participation in the mentoring program is voluntary. Mentoring pairs consist of individuals from the same college but different departments.


Program Goals

  • Providing constructive and supportive feedback on career progress and professional work

  • Providing information about promotion and tenure processes

  • Providing encouragement and support

  • Demystifying departmental, college and university culture

  • Helping to foster important connections and visibility

  • Looking out for junior faculty interests


The program offers social gatherings, brown bag lunch speakers/discussions, group mentoring and networking opportunities such as mothers network and new faculty network.


Program coordinator:

Nilgun Sungar, Professor


Department of Physics


Tel: 805-756-2851


If you would like to participate as a mentor or mentee, please contact Nilgun Sungar. You can also download participation forms from:




Please fill out the form and send it to Nilgun Sungar via email (nsungar@calpoly.edu) or campus mail.

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