What Students Say
"That first year can be confusing, but when you know people who are going where you’re going, it helps you get familiar with the place."
"I think the FIG experience definitely helped me beyond my freshman year. It gave me great friendships and many opportunities to become involved on campus. Knowing more people and getting involved helps you become a more successful college student."
"If I hadn't joined a FIG, I might have been one of those students who went to school, went to work and went home. I might never have gotten involved."
"There was always someone there to explain their view. You got more out of it, and it cut down on study time."
"The experience is invaluable. There’s a closeness you develop. It's like a family of friends."
"I don’t think I would have achieved a lot of the successes I achieved without joining a FIG. I was able to motivate and push myself to achieve my goals because of the exposure the FIG provided. It set me up for success."
"It's a great program that works on building spirit among freshmen as well as providing you with all the tools to make your UTA experience a successful one."
"[The FIG] put me on the fast track to graduate on time. I got my highest GPAs when I was in a FIG, so it enabled me to do well the rest of my time here. The majority of us graduated with a 3.0 and up."