Peer Mentors


Peer Mentors play an essential role in the Freshman Leadership Institute. As the “go to” person for each participant, mentors provide students with information, encouragement, and guidance to 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 and confident on campus.

The relationship between the mentor and mentee should be genuine and mutual in order to develop the best relationship. Peer Mentors will be equipped with resources to help guide mentees to grow into the next class of Seminole leaders. Peer mentors have proved to assist in the increase of the retention rate for incoming students by helping them adjust to the university and enhancing the collegiate experience.

Mentor Roles

  • Promote academic excellence
    Encourage student development
    Help establish career and educational goals
    Share knowledge and experience of campus services and resources
    Behave as a reliable and consistent resource of support and inspiration
    Maintain confidentiality of the information shared by their mentee


Qualifications and Responsibilities of a FLI Peer Mentor


You MUST attend at least one information session in order to be considered for a mentor position!


  • Attend Florida State University for at least 2 (two) semesters
    Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
    Be available Mondays from 4:00-6:00 pm Note: The FLI Advisor will check your course schedule
    Meet with assigned mentee at least 5 times during the duration of the FLI program
    Communicate mentor-mentee progress through bi-weekly follow ups with designated e-board member
    Complete assigned Mentor task i.e., introduction email, matching questionnaires, and end-of-year evaluation surveys.
    Attend a one time Mentor Orientation at the beginning of FLI.