First-Year Leadership Organizations (FLOs)



A FLO (First-Year Leadership Organization) is an organization with strong GT departmental connections that seeks to better the Georgia Tech community through a unique program that enriches the first year experience for its members and the entire freshman class. FLOs are excellent opportunities for new students to become engaged in leadership opportunities in their first-year. Currently, Georgia Tech has five FLOs: 

Emerging Leaders (EL)
First-Year Activities Board (FAB) 
Freshman Leadership Iniative (FLI) 
Freshman Council (FC) 

First-Year Students are invited to apply to organizations of interest via the FLO Common Application

The timeline for applications, interviews, and selection announcements is as follows:

August 29 11:59 PM All Applications Due
August 31 12:00 PM Interview Notifications Distributed by Noon
September 4-8   Interviews
September 9 5:00 PM First Round Offers Distributed
September 10 5:00 PM First Round Offer Acceptance Deadline
September 10 5:01 PM Second Round Offers Distributed(after 5:00 PM)
September 11 5:00 PM Secound Round Offer Acceptance Deadline
September 14-23   Mandatory FLO Retreats


Emerging Leaders


Emerging Leaders is a Freshman Leadership Organization that utilizes community service and leadership development to prepare Georgia Tech freshmen to become more astute student leaders. In addition, industry professionals and Emerged alumni facilitate skill development that influences professional, personal, and academic growth. Students will have the opportunity to move theory to practice by utilizing acquired skills and knowledge to develop a community service project.
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FreShGA seeks motivated and capable leaders in each year’s freshman class to plan events for all members of the Georgia Tech community. Participants are tasked with planning, fundraising, advertising, and hosting two annual events: One Night Stand (a December event filled with free giveaways, sports competitions, and free food) and Friday Buzz (an April event designed to celebrate different organizations on campus and diversity within Georgia Tech). Members will gain valuable experience in event planning, advertising, fundraising, budgeting, and will build lasting friendships.
Staff Advisor: Dr. Gerome Stephens
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First-Year Actitivies Board (FAB) 


First-Year Activities Board, or FAB, was founded in 2002. It is a Department of Housing student organization that is funded through resident student activity fees. FAB's impact on campus reaches far beyond the First-Year Experience Program. With 30 bright, enthusiastic, first-year students, FAB sets out to make Georgia Tech a better place. Members are developed into campus leaders by planning successful events, interacting in a teamwork environment, and collaborating with other organizations. During their time in FAB, our members have the opportunity to create unique events that bring a fresh perspective to campus. They take the leadership skills gained in FAB and apply them to a diverse range of student organizations throughout the rest of their college careers, leaving behind a lasting impact that reaches far beyond their first year.
Staff Advisor: Christopher Ruiz 
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Freshmen Leadership Initiative (FLI) 

The mission of Freshmen Leadership Initiative is to build and enhance the leadership skills and professional capabilities of participants by supporting the Georgia Tech Student Foundation's mission of "Moving Forward by Giving Back."  Freshmen Leadership Initiative members develop their leadership by managing, organizing, and marketing events that educate the freshmen class on the importance of giving back to Georgia Tech in order to maintain the university’s standard of excellence.
Staff Advisor: Julie Palmer 
Student Advisor: Anthony D'Achille

Freshman Council 

The purpose of Freshman Council is to boost campus morale by developing innovative projects, campaigns, and events that are open to the Georgia Tech community. A main focus is also to teach and foster relational leadership skills among the members of Freshman Council, and instill these skills through weekly activities, guest speakers, and semester retreats. Lastly, FC strives to create an in environment that supports the formation of strong friendships and beneficial networks in the Georgia Tech community.
Staff Advisor: Jordan Conway 
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