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First-Year Leadership Experience (FLEX)

First-Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) is a year-long developmental program for first year and transfer students that embraces Ut Prosim as foundational to the development of future leaders. FLEX not only helps new students acclimate VT's campus and culture, it provides opportunities for students to serve and lead within their community.

FLEXers meet weekly to engage in unique and interactive lesson plans designed and facilitated by their fellow students. During these sessions, FLEXers discuss their intersecting identities, strengths, experiences, and perspectives to gain a deeper sense of self-understanding. FLEX introduces its students to a wide variety of campus experiences and connects its students to their community through acts of service, all while building lifelong relationships with one another. Former FLEXers often return to serve as mentors to ensure that each new member of FLEX becomes part of a diverse group of students who encourage, challenge, and support each other throughout the entirety of their Virginia Tech journey.