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) 
First-Year Leadership Iniative (FLI) 
Suit Up Professional Preparation (SUPP)

First-Year Students are invited to apply to organizations of interest via the FLO Common Application. Applications will open 7/7/2019.

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

July 7   Applications Open
August 16 5:00 PM First Friday Meet n' Greet w/ FLOs
August 28 11:59 PM All Applications Due
August 30 5:00 PM Interview Notifications Distributed by 5:00 PM
September 2-8   Interviews
September 10 5:00 PM First Round Offers Distributed
September 11 5:00 PM First Round Offer Acceptance Deadline
September 11 5:01 PM Second Round Offers Distributed (after 5:00 PM)
September 12 5:00 PM Secound Round Offer Acceptance Deadline
September 13-22   Mandatory FLO Retreats*

*FLO retreats will take place the weekends of September 13-15 and September 20-22. Each FLO will host a retreat during ONE of these two weekends.

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.
Staff Advisor: Sarah Strohmenger & Mandy Morgan
Student Advisors: 



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
Student Advisor: Mark Glass


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 
Student Advisor: Manley Roberts


First-Year Leadership Initiative (FLI) 

The mission of the First-Year Leadership Initiative (FLI) 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."  Each FLI class works closely with a select group of Sophomore Advisors to develop their leadership by managing, organizing, and marketing events. The incoming FLI class can expect to join a supportive community that educates the student body on the importance of giving back to Georgia Tech in order to maintain the university’s standard of excellence.
Staff Advisor: Morgan Long 
Student Advisor: Danny Johnsen

Suit Up Professional Preparation (SUPP)

The purpose of Suit Up Professional Preparation (SUPP) is to provide opportunities for the first-year class in career and professional preparation by developing up to 20 selected first-year students as student leaders that participate in all first-year leadership iniatives that enhance career and profesisonal development. Some key events and programs for SUPP include: resume writing workshop, mock career fair, and LinkedIn workshop. SUPP partners frequently with the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2). 

Staff Advisors: Quenesha Humes
Student Advisor: Cathryn Cohenour