Fall Application & Informational Schedule: https://flac.tamu.edu/schedule/
Freshmen in Liberal Arts Reaching Excellence (FLARE) was established in 2008 as one of seventeen Freshmen Leadership Organizations (FLOs). FLARE aims to provide freshmen liberal arts majors the opportunity to develop both academically and socially within the Texas A&M and the College of Liberal Arts. FLARE offers freshmen the necessary tools and resources to become improved leaders, both on campus and within the Bryan-College Station Community FLARE is geared towards creating a welcoming environment for freshmen to gain exposure to get involved in the College of Liberal Arts, provide unity among all majors housed in this college, create unique educational experiences outside of the classroom, promote and support diversity throughout the student body, coordinate events for liberal arts students, and to represent the College of Liberal Arts through community service projects.
Why apply to FLARE?
FLARE strives to help develop freshmen and their leadership skills while helping them transition into college both academically and socially! We hold events ranging from socials and roadtrips, connect freshmen with upperclassmen in their majors, teach them to become leaders along their peers and aid in professional development through resume reviews and career center workshops.
To provide a glimpse into what the experience of being in ASSIST looks like, the FLO’s Student Leaders completed an assessment of their previous year. The following should be used as information to help you make an informed decision about being a member of AFC, but please note that your experience may look different.
What does a “week in FLARE” look like?
A typical week in FLARE will consist of a general meeting on Tuesday nights at 7pm and study hours twice a week along with various other activities. These activities include socials – anything from movie nights to picnics- or hangouts with families and committees. Some weeks will consists of other events such as service projects for fundraising events.
What did the remote experience look like due to COVID-19?
The remote experience consisted of Zoom Meetings to keep in touch with everyone, along with texting buddies being organized to keep the freshmen interacting with one another. Mentors were still available online to help freshmen with their classes and class registration/selection.
Being involved with FLARE I can expect to pay…
|Dues & Known Costs||· Fall Semester: $150
· Trips: $10
· Apparel: $20
FLOs are evaluated yearly based on several factors. Three of these factors are Leadership, Service, and Social. Here is what last year’s members experienced in these areas:
|Leadership||· Freshmen have the opportunity to plan meetings and Spring Retreat. FLARE hosts a variety of developmental programs during meetings including a professor panel, career center resume review, College of Liberal Arts Dean, and academic advisors.|
|Service||· FLARE Events: Peanut butter and jelly drive, Brazos Valley Food Bank volunteer days, Pebble Creek Elementary School carnival.
· FLARAE members also participate in on-campus events such as MSC Service FLO down, The Big Event, and Replant.
|Social||· Host all FLO picnic with color war, Mr.FLO, FLO cup, Digs and gigs, FLARE Movie socials, Football watch parties, Halloween social, Valentine social, Group football game, FLARE member picnic (bush gardens, snacks and outdoor activities), Austin Roadtrip, Houston Roadtrip.|
Does FLARE have a Big/Little Program? Yes
What does the Big/Little Experience entail?
There will be 12 bigs- former FLARE members of any classification will serve as a big to 4-5 freshmen. Freshmen will get to meet the bigs and pref them according to similar interests and such, followed by a Big/Little reveal! Bigs attend socials with FLARE as a whole as well as meeting with their littles on a smaller scale as schedules allow.
Want to learn more?
Attend the FLAC Coordinated livestreams, informationals, and reach out to the student leaders using the contact information available on this page.
Find the full recruitment schedule here: https://flac.tamu.edu/schedule/
Want to Apply?
Go to: https://flac.tamu.edu/apply/