FIG Leaders develop curriculum and activities for General Studies 199: The University Community (GEN ST 199), a class included in every FIG cluster class and stand-alone class. The GEN ST 199 course is facilitated entirely a peer instructor known as a FIG Leader. FIG Leaders teach a section of GEN ST 199 for freshman or transfer students in the fall quarter.
This experience gives you the chance to earn course credit while enhancing leadership skills that will assist you in future professional endeavors. In addition, you will take part in a program that has become a significant part of the UW student experience!
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.