Leadership Development - CheyLee, Deyton, & Jack
As a Freshman Leadership Organization, it is essential to develop leadership skills throughout the year in FLEX. Leadership development’s objective is to build leaders in today’s society and strengthen the relationships amongst the FLEX family. We are here to help you develop leadership skills that will carry over after college. Leadership development offers an opportunity for freshmen to advance their communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism. Freshmen involved with leadership development will experience leading meetings, inviting public speakers, and organizing games for all of FLEX. While this year has become a challenging experience for everyone, we as LD strive to make every opportunity one that will build our freshmen up as leaders and encourage them in their college experience. We are responsible for organizing activities that will help you connect to other freshmen within FLEX. Outside of FLEX we help connect you to helpful resources on campus such as the writing center, career center, and academic tutors.
Service - Berkley, Brenham, & Meagan
Our zone’s objective during the 2020-2021 school year is to provide freshmen opportunities to grow as leaders in their community through trust, friendship, and selfless service. As FLEX is a social-service FLO, we strive to establish the importance of community service and giving back to the Bryan/College Station area. This year, we look forward to giving freshmen the power to select the service opportunities they’ll be participating in. While we may not know what this next year has in store, we want to ensure that freshmen can cultivate a zone that prioritizes community service and interpersonal connection. Through selflessly serving others, our Zone helps to professionally develop our freshmen and provide a different perspective that enhances our community.
Fundraising - Alex, Audrey, & Robert
The purpose of the fundraising zone is to provide the funds needed to create a framework that guides and supports the work of Freshman Leaders Establishing Excellence (FLEX). This zone is focused on the allocation and redistribution of funds for FLEX activities. The finances obtained by fundraising are then dispensed through a multitude of FLEX-exclusive and TAMU-wide events. In order to raise these funds, the fundraising zone helps organize and advertise bake sales, profit shares, sports tournaments, apparel sales, and interactive games in which the FR freshmen are encouraged to organize and run such events. The raising of this money both promotes the organization as a whole while encouraging personal and professional development for the members of FLEX.
Public Relations - Courtney, Bryan, & Cesar
The objective of the Public Relations zone is to inspire creativity and allow the freshmen to design new apparel for Freshmen Leaders Establishing eXcellence (FLEX). The Public Relations team is primarily concerned with enabling the freshmen to create a positive image through campus outreach and participating in various traditions at Texas A&M. Some of the events the freshmen have the opportunity to attend include Silver Taps, Muster, Breakaway, athletic events, and weekly study nights. While traditions may look a bit different this upcoming school year, we hope to establish a sense of normalcy through PR endeavors. Primarily, we want to establish a close-knit community within FLEX that would allow the freshmen to expand their Aggie network. Now more than ever we need a strong sense of unity and belonging and we hope to be able to give this to the incoming freshman.
Social - Emily, Bethany, & Connor
Our purpose, as social, is to create unity and organize opportunities for freshmen to make relationships throughout their first year of college. The Social Zone plans things like retreats, semi-formals and so much more throughout the year to help them make the most out of their flex experience. Knowing this year brings new challenges, we will make it our mission to help everyone get the most out of Aggie FLEX. As the year approaches, we also want to strive to make improvements to FLEX. Implementing improvements in FLEX will enhance the freshmen experience and help freshmen get involved early in the year and expand their Aggie Network. With the restrictions given, we are going to ensure that events such as zone reveal, fall and spring retreat, semi-formal, and banquet still give Freshman a sense of normalcy in this community. These events we plan during the year will not only encourage freshmen to get involved but continue to better FLEX as a whole so that our legacy continues to grow and inspire others to be leaders of excellence on campus and in their daily lives.