A returning FYF Peer Leader is a Peer Leader who has taught at least once before. Through their service as a FYF Peer Leader they have discovered a passion for mentoring, supporting, and helping first-year students succeed. Returning Peer Leaders are dedicated to helping new students succeed.


Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Resource
    • Attend all First Year Florida classes.
    • Be accessible and able to attend regular meetings with their co-instructors prior to their teaching semester and extending through their service.
    • Become familiar with the needs of new students.
    • Be accessible and willing to assist with informational needs of students.
    • Communicate accurate and timely information to students about academic and student resources.
  • Serve as a Facilitator
    • Meet regularly with your teaching partner to plan each class and effectively communicate with one another
    • Collect and respond to weekly assignments from students.
    • Prepare and conduct well-organized presentations, class discussions, and activities on various topics.
    • Plan out-of-class activities such as the service projects, Common Reading Program events, community building, etc.
  • Serve as a Representative of UF
    • Serve as an academic and social role model.
    • Maintain appropriate and professional social media activities.
    • Respond appropriately to feedback and evaluations.
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Volunteer at New Student Convocation
    • Attend at least 1 First Year Florida Programmatic Meeting.
    • Schedule a mid-semester check-in with NSFP staff during teaching semester.



  • Must have completed at least one teaching semester successfully
  • Must have completed and abided by all FYF Peer Leader requirements during first year as a Peer Leader and/or returner.
  • Exhibit leadership potential and a strong commitment to the mission of New Student & Family Programs and the First Year Florida program.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to think critically, manage conflict, problem-solve, adapt to change, work independently and collaboratively, and provide effective feedback.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to effectively facilitate and instruct a diverse group of students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new things and maintain an open-mind.
  • Not have been found in violation of the UF Student Code of Conduct or Honor Code; record will be verified.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Florida.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA during time of application submission.

Agree to abide by professional and ethical standards of conduct, including following all university regulations and civic laws, for the duration of the appointment.