The FYRE program was developed in response to student requests for a program that would help them develop skills to succeed in college and to get better connected to the Georgia State University community. Participation in the FYRE program gives students some of the tools they will need to develop a strong foundation for academic success along with the connections they will need to effectively navigate their undergraduate career; ensuring that first-year students are successful inside and outside of the classroom. The FYRE program gives students the independence they need in order to grow as students, paired with access to appropriate support systems whenever they need it.
The FYRE program allows first-year students to:
FYRE Mentors are sophomore, junior, and senior students who assist new first-year students with their transition into the Georgia State University community. They serve as a role models, and resource referrals for first-year students, presenting workshops and social events for first year students on various important topics. FYRE Mentors also provide outreach to students in their community by connecting them to the many different academic, educational, social and cultural activities occurring on campus.
FYRE Mentors will be in touch with their first-year residents in the summer months prior to the start of the academic year informing them about welcome events and upcoming events for the semester.