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Welcome First Year Rattlers!


The FYE Peer Mentor Program is excited to support you during your first year at Florida A&M University.  As peer mentors, our mission is to welcome all new students and their families into the intellectual, cultural, and social fabric of Florida A&M University.  To be a catalyst for a successful first year experience that stimulates intellectual growth, social
responsibility, personal wellness, and career development.

Program Purpose

FAMU Peer Mentor Program assists in the successful transition of new students to
FAMU by joining them with upper-class students who function as role models, mentors,
and connections to resources.

 

Program Description

The FYE Peer Mentor Program supports freshmen students by paring each student with
a second year or more senior student while enrolled in SLS courses. Freshmen students
meet with the mentor several times throughout the semester where they will be connected to
resources to support them with career development, personal wellness, social and academic
adjustment, as well as financial literacy.


Our Values

  • Professionalism
    • We treat others with respect
  • Due Diligence
    • We value our work and always follow through
  • Communication
    • We love to connect, exchange ideas, and feedback
  • Growth
    • We look to evolve personally as individuals and as the future workforce
  • Family
    • We are excellent in caring


Why Mentorship?

At the Office of Freshmen Studies, we believe mentorship has a significant impact in the
successful transition of the first-year student from high school to college.  We recognize
that supporting freshmen with second year or higher academic classes can help them
navigate through the opportunities as well as the challenges that are common when
going through college.

Want to Become A Peer Mentor?

We would love for you to join our team!  Here is information regarding joining our program:
Peer Mentor Position is part time role that requires a commitment of at least 10 hours per week.

Application Period & Hiring Process

  • Application Portal for Summer and Fall Consideration opens February 15
  • Application Portal for Spring opens September 15
  • If selected, a candidate will be contacted for interview

Qualifications

  • 2.75 minimum GPA, rising, junior or senior 
  • Be willing to learn and share information about Florida A&M University's student life, and campus resources
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a genuine desire to help their peers succeed
  • Demonstrate leadership potential, be self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Display a willingness to learn about different cultures and backgrounds
  • Display a willingness to adopt new methods and approaches for serving the freshmen student body

Spring 2021 Events

Event Flyer

Peer Mentor Application & Handbook

If your interested in becoming a peer mentor for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
Please compelete the application by Febuaray 12th Link

If you need additonal information on being a Peer Mentor
Please select the Handbook Link

Contact Information

  • Office Location 
    • SBI South Wing, Second Floor Rooms 209-214
  • Office Hours
    • 9 AM-7 PM
  • Department email
    • famupeermentors@famu.edu
  • Peer Mentor Coordinator
    • Todd Middleton
    • Todd1.middleton@famu.edu
  • Social Media Handles
  • Instagram:  @famupeermentors
  • YouTube channel: @famupeermentors