Freshmen Leaders On Campus
Freshmen Leaders On campus was winner of the NASPA Excellence Award, Bronze, presented by the national organization for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, January 2009.
Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC), a select organization for incoming freshmen, was founded at the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall of 2002. The mission of FLOC is to promote member involvement in student governance and community service, preparing students for active participation throughout their years at UT Arlington. FLOC provides great opportunities to make friends and to interact with varying aspects of university life. Members of FLOC quickly get involved in the university through networking with campus leaders, collaborating with other organizations and further developing leadership skills.
Former President Student Congress, Chris Featherstone proposed the establishment of FLOC in order to identify freshmen who have interest in leadership at UT Arlington. FLOC members have gone on to leadership positions in many facets of student life including roles as Student Congress President and Senators, Freshmen Orientation Leaders, Peer Leaders, Residence Hall Assistants, Ambassadors and EXCEL Directors.
"My involvement with FLOC has been the highlight of my college experience. This organization helped shape the woman I am today by providing opportunities to network, build leadership skills, and make lasting impressions, locally and globally. Without the personal encouragement and leadership development I received from FLOC, I would have never had the courage to run for Student Body President. Now, I am a confident, successful, Maverick leader... and I owe it all to FLOC."
JENNIFER FOX, President, Student Congress 2011-13, FLOC Member 2007-2008, FLOC Advisor 2008-11
"FLOC is an invaluable experience that is crucial is adjusting to college life and becoming a more effective leader and person in general. Not only has FLOC provided me with the experience to be prepared for any job later on, but it has been my springboard into other involvement at UTA. It introduced me to a network of friends that I keep up with to this day, and, most importantly, gave me a home at UTA."
MARK REEDER, Director, The Big Event 2012-13 FLOC Member 2009-10, FLOC Advisor 2010-12
"FLOC transformed my entire UTA experience. Had it not been for FLOC, I wouldn't have realized all of the amazing opportunities UTA has to offer. FLOC provides a comfort zone at UTA right off the bat. You instantly have a group of people that you can connect with, students and staff included. Joining FLOC caused me to be incredibly involved on campus in my past two years and really spurred the great UTA experience I'm having now."
KELSEY LEMONS, Student Director, The Leadership Honors Program 2012-13, FLOC Member 2010-11
- Make connections.
- Find and realize your potential.
- Build leadership & communication skills.
- Work with the UT Arlington leadership community.
- Learn to grow your world.
- Experience UT Arlington's diversity.
- Have fun!
M is for Mavericks
Fold your three middle fingers into your palm and extending your pinky and thumb to make the “M” in Mavericks.