Freshman Leadership Organization

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Don’t let the name fool you; the Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) is not an organization but rather a semester-long exploratory leadership program designed to help you become an exemplary leader and discover the different leadership opportunities here at TAMIU. FLO is committed to developing the strengths of humble and ambitious students, so that they persist in making a difference on campus and in the world. Students will deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire A Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart and the first three C’s of the Social Change Model of Leadership: consciousness of self, congruence and commitment.


Cohort Retreat – Early September or Early January

Weekly Core Workshops & Activities – Fridays 4 - 5 p.m. (must attend 5)

Campus Activities, Events, and Organizations - Must attend 10

Service Project

All first-year students (regardless of credit hours completed) qualify after attending Dusty Camp.

Interested candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Enroll full-time for the Fall 2023 semester
  • Be interested in exploring leadership and TAMIU engagement opportunities
  • Have an open mind and be willing to change one's self and perspective
  • Be willing to actively participate in 5 core workshops and activities*
  • Be willing to attend 10 additional events, groups, or activities around campus throughout Fall 2023 semester

*NOTE: Workshops are offered weekly. You must attend 5 of these core workshops; however, you can attend as many as you would like.

  • Applications close on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Final application status notifications sent out via email on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
  • Leadership Retreat held Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 8 - 5 p.m.
  • First Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) Core Workshop will be held Friday, September 15, 2023 from 4 - 5 P.M.

For inquiries, please contact the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE) at 956.326.2280 or via email at sole@tamiu.edu.

Freshman Leadership Organization participants are required to attend at least five core sessions before the program ends. No workshops will run through school holidays or vacations. Workshops are designed around the first three C's of the social change model: consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment. You will learn more about yourself and your leadership values, as well as how to be most successful in school and campus life at WSU.

  • What Kind of Leader Are You?- During our program, you will explore your values and how they can strengthen your leadership. This session is designed to help you dive deeper and connect you to leadership opportunities that align with your values.
  • Get Involved Panel-The purpose of the FLO is to help students become involved, so we are bringing the opportunity to you! Hear from current student leaders in areas like Greek Life, Residence Life, SGA, and more on how you can find your place within their communities!
  • Meet & Greet with Student Government Association- Meet the current student leaders within the Student Government Association (SGA) and find out ways to get involved!
  • Start with Why-Everyone has a purpose that drives them to success, their “why”, in this session we will explore what your “why” is and how you can use it to amplify your TAMIU experience.
  • Event Planning 101- Did you know that most student organizations on campus plan their own events? It’s true! Student are in charge of most of the logistics whether it’s the catering or the room reservations. In this session we will give you the tools for success that will help you host events for your fellow students to enjoy!
  • True Colors- Each color represents a different primary personality type, and all four lay the foundation of True Colors’ fun and insightful personality-identification system. Designed to uncover key social information about yourself and others, True Colors is a tool that fosters an environment of understanding and collaboration.
  • Engaging in Respectful Discourse and Debate- Learning how to engage in respectful civic dialogue is a skill that involves listening, gathering varied perspectives and not letting debates digress into disrespect.
  • Inspiring, Not Requiring- Learn how to get members to live up to their organizational commitments by appealing to their interests and increase team functionality.