FIG Leaders serve as a mentor to first-year students. As peer educators, FIG Leaders create lesson plans and activities to be used in the General Studies 199 course (GEN ST 199) and teach a section of that course for freshman or transfer students in the fall quarter. FIG Leaders develop community within their class, connect students to campus resources and hold students accountable to course expectations.
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!
In addition to the duties outlined above, Returning FIG Leaders:
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.