FLEX: Creating Ambitious, Driven, and Aspiring Leaders

Dear Class of 2020,

Welcome to Virginia Tech, and welcome to the First Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) website! As a branch of the Student Government Association, FLEX is a yearlong transitional program designed to help first year students develop their personal growth and individual leadership abilities through an interactive, engaging experience. FLEX gives students the opportunity to serve the community around them by opening doors to a plethora of experiences all across campus, all while building life long friendship and fostering pivotal mentorships. FLEX is looking for some of the most passionate, dedicated and diverse Hokies your class has to offer. To become a FLEXer, you don’t need a resume chock full of leadership experience; we are simply looking for those who strive to make a difference, to make themselves the best they can be, and to help others along the way.

If selected, you will be part of a yearlong journey with about 30 of your fellow first year students. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to build new connections with life-changing students and faculty, participate in a variety of events across campus, and create lifelong memories with the people who will inevitably become your best friends. Your first year at Virginia Tech, and every year to follow, will be forever changed by FLEX—and it is our hope that you will look back on your experience a more confident, self-aware leader and individual. Many FLEXers love to say that FLEX was their favorite experience at Virginia Tech, and we hope you will be able to say the same.

This website serves as a tool for prospective FLEXers, so please feel free to use this site to learn more about the program’s mission, history and any updates we may have to offer about upcoming events! This site is also the only way to view and submit the FLEX application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are SO looking forward to the upcoming school year and have a feeling that the Class of 2020 will be a very special one.

We hope you consider applying for this program that has come to mean so much to so many Hokies, a program that holds a strong presence and well-respected reputation across campus. Good luck and please let us know if there is anyway we can make this process easier and more enjoyable for you!

All our best,
Chloe Spillane & Mark Pacumio
FLEX Directors

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