Fall Application & Informational Schedule: https://flac.tamu.edu/schedule/
Aggie Fish Club is an organization dedicated to the involvement of freshman at Texas A&M University. Through weekly meetings, influential speakers, committee projects, Buddy Huddle activities and leadership retreats, the freshman are provided opportunities to grow as individuals, students, and Aggie Leaders. Aggie Fish club serves as a support system to the freshman and encourages development through positive reinforcement, mentors, and friendship. AFC also focuses on raising money for our two philanthropies, Phoebes Home and New Horizons.
Why apply to AFC?
An applicant should apply for Aggie Fish Club to increase their leadership skills, sense of selfless service, and to belong to a diverse and accepting environment that will make the transition during their first year at A&M welcoming and enriching.
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 AFC” look like?
A week in AFC consists of committee meetings either on Mondays or Sundays, mandatory general meetings on Wednesdays and an optional social hangout with a small group called “Buddy Huddles” on Thursday. Committee meetings and general meetings last usually around an hour, and buddy huddles are optional with no time limit. Freshmen are only required to give two hours a week to Aggie Fish Club.
What did the remote experience look like due to COVID-19?
Our FLO’s experience remote was somewhat challenging, but overall doable. We continued our general meetings over zoom, and had a guest speaker give a presentation over zoom as well. We encouraged small groups to continue to meet up over zoom and participated in “zoom buddies”, which assigned different freshmen and counselors in groups that switched weekly. This was successful, we still saw the same amount of participation remote as we did in person.
Being involved with AFC I can expect to pay…
|Dues & Known Costs||· Fall Semester: $90
· Spring Semester: $90
|Money should never be a reason a freshmen can’t be a member of Aggie Fish Club. We are very willing to create a payment plan with students who need to so.|
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||· Leadership Retreat: Night-long retreat centered around leadership development
· Spring Retreat: Weekend Retreat led by the freshmen
· Event: Facing Forward-Invites high school students to campus to promote higher education.
· Various guest speakers throughout the year at general meetings.
· Various presentations from counselors throughout the year at general meetings
|Service||· AFC-hosted Service Events: Project Fish (similar to The Big Event that is open to all freshmen at TAMU) New Horizons (opportunity to visit and engage with children at New Horizons, AFC’s main philanthropy focus)
· Members participate in various service events on campus including The Big Event, ADM, Relay for Life, Glow Run 5k, Special Olympics)
· Service committee will coordinate many opportunities for members to engage in service and civic engagement.
|Social||· Eagleball Tournament, FLO Bowl, MR. FLO, FLO Cup, Bro Bowl, Valentines Dance, Profit shares, Lunch Buddies, Texting Buddies, Buddy Huddles, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Fall Retreat|
Does AFC have a Big/Little Program? Yes
What does the Big/Little Experience entail?
Big fams usually compose of 2-3 bigs, along with 2-3 freshmen. Bigs are held responsible to make time for their littles. Bigs provide a support system to littles, and the families can participate in various mixers AFC held throughout the year.
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/