The FIG peer mentor position offers exceptional students the opportunity to be both leaders on campus and mentors to new students participating in the FIG program. Mentors are committed to helping their FIG students adjust to life at UT.
In addition to leading a weekly seminar, mentors organize study groups with their FIG students, plan dinners and Austin area outings, and participate in campus events. The time spent mentoring and preparing for seminar varies but usually averages around four to five hours per week.
All new mentors enroll in UGS 104 in the spring semester. This course meets for two hours once a week. Some mentors will also be required to attend college specific meetings as part of being enrolled in UGS 104. Students must demonstrate their knowledge of the topics presented in the course before mentoring in the fall semester. Learn about UGS 104 and other FIG mentor commitments.