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.
"The lessons that FLOC have taught me are so real and relative to an individual’s journey towards adulthood and things you desire in life. Throughout life I’ll always keep in mind that the day I decided to download the FLOC application was the day I decided to download my success."
Ashford Sonii, FLOC Member 2013- 2014
"Without FLOC, I wouldn't have taken the initiative to break out of my secluded shell, and I wouldn't have obtained the resources or the courage to join other organizations and run for officer positions. FLOC revealed my potential as a leader and my desire to contribute academically to the growing knowledge of research."
Christina Koo, FLOC Member 2013-2014
- 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!
2013- 14 FLOC Members
Every spring, the International Student Organization plans the popular International Week, which includes a parade, food fair, fashion show, and more.