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Phone  850-412-7994
Fax  850-412-5952

Undergraduate Student Success Center
501 Orr Drive
Gore Education Complex- C 214
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

 Statement of Purpose:
The aim of the FAMU Peer Mentor Program is to assist in the successful transition of new students to the Florida A&M University by joining them with upper-class students who function as a role models, mentors, and resource.

FAMU Peer Mentor Program Overview

A FAMU Peer Mentor is:

1.  An active and involved member of the FAMU campus community
2.  Confident in their ability to lead others
3.  Dedicated to helping others succeed
4.  Appropriately assertive
5.  Able to think on their feet
6.  Able to speak in front of a classroom of peers

 Mentor/ Role Model
FAMU Peer Mentors model appropriate behavior both inside and outside the classroom and help new students’ transition to the university. FAMU Peer Mentors fulfill these roles by:

1.  Being approachable and available to students
2.  Modeling an appropriate balance between academics and involvement
3.  Helping students engage in healthy and responsible decision making
4.  Creating and maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with students
5.  Demonstrating empathy toward students’ needs and problems
6.  Setting an example of what a successful student looks like (having a positive attitude, regularly attending class, actively participating in class activities and discussion)

FAMU Peer Mentors serve as a resource to their instructor, students, and peers by:

1.  Connecting students to resources on campus
2.  Providing the peer perspective on what it means to be a FAMUAN
3.  Promoting the relationship between students and instructor (provide feedback/ input on assignments and lessons/ be the eyes and ears for the instructor on what’s going on with your students)
4.  Supporting other FAMU Peer Mentors through their experience (sharing ideas, working through problems, actively participating in workshops and seminars)

Facilitator for learning

FAMU Peer Mentors supplement and enhance the instruction of the course by:

1.  Contributing to the design of the course syllabus by providing suggestions for topics, presentations, sequencing and course assignments
2.  Building community within the classroom
3.  Facilitating class discussions (topics: healthy decision making (alcohol & drugs), FAMU history and traditions)
4.  Encouraging reflection and growth (journals)
5.  Leading meaningful and engaging class activities (implementing active learning)