The Freshman Leadership Initiative
The Freshman Leadership Initiative (FLI) is a prestigious living/learning community that prepares incoming first-year students for campus life and the various campus leadership opportunities, all while serving as a home-away-from-home during your transition into college. During FLI, new students interact with peers and upperclassmen, making friendships that will carry them throughout their college experience.
As a member of FLI, students will have the opportunity to self-reflect on who they are as a person and leader, join in on community service, develop their leadership skills, and plan large-scale campus events.
FLI is a 3-tiered program focused on Living, Learning, and Leading.
- LIVE: FLI participants will be housed in Scott Hall. Living together allows participants to take leadership skills developed in and out of the classmen to their everyday experience among their peers. Students may choose their roommate to live with them on the floor or participate in our matching program. You are not required to live in Scott Hall, but it is highly recommended and encouraged.
- LEARN: As part of the Leadership Minor, FLI students will see a direct connection between their transition to college and their development as a leader. The LEAD 140 and LEAD 180 classes introduce students to leadership development and, by declaring the minor, FLI students will continue to develop their leadership abilities throughout their college career.
- LEAD: FLI provides students with hands-on opportunities to put what they learn in the classroom to work on campus. FLI allows students to put their leadership skills into action by organizing retreats, conferences, community service, fundraising, and other events and activities.
Applications for Fall 2018 will be available in December 2017. Please check back for the link or contact Leslie.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Cavin, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs