Dear Class of 2023,
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 transition program through SGA that brings together a group of first-year students to explore various leadership styles and perspectives. Through discussion, service, and experience, students will learn skills and ideas to help them in future leadership roles. Mentorship and connections through FLEX will help to expose students to various leadership opportunities offered across campus, as well as create lifelong friendships. Each member of FLEX will become part of a group of students who will encourage, challenge, shape, and support each other throughout the entirety of their time at Virginia Tech. FLEX is looking for some of the most passionate, dedicated, and diverse Hokies your class has to offer. To become a FLEXer, we are simply looking for those who are passionate about making a difference, making themselves the best they can be, and helping others along the way.
If selected, you will be a 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 a year-long service initiative, all while you create lifelong memories with those around you. 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.
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, past FLEXers’ experiences and application information. 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 do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have!
All our best,
Emily Warwick & Will Langan
FLEX 2023 Directors