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Peer Mentors

 

Peer mentors play an important role in the Freshman Leadership Institute. As the “go to” person for each participant, mentors provide students with information, encouragement and guidance as they adjust to their new life as a Seminole. As Peer Mentors, you are paired with an FLI participant to provide guidance and assistance as the student becomes more involved on campus.


The relationship with the mentor and mentee should be genuine and mutual in order to develop the best relationship. Peer mentors have proved to assist in the increase of the retention rate for incoming students by helping them assimilate and get adjusted to the university as well as enhancing the collegiate experience.

Mentor Roles

   

Promote academic excellence
Encourage student development
Share knowledge of campus services and resources that relate to their interest
Help student establish career and educational goals
Behave as a reliable and consistent resource of support and inspiration

Selection and Obligations

   

Students interested in becoming a Peer Mentor must meet the following requirements:


Attend Florida State University for at least 2 (two) semesters
Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
Not have a class on Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm Note: The FLI Advisor will check your schedule
Mentors MUST be present at Mentor Reveal and Training September 25, 4:00-6:00pm, October 3, 4:00-6:00pm, and November 6, 4:00-6:00pm.