General Overview

The Freshman Leadership Academy at Stephen F. Austin State University is a program intended to grow and develop student leaders while enhancing the overall college experience. This program is an enhanced version of the SFA 101 seminar class.

Freshmen Leadership Academy emphasizes global leadership and service leadership. The academy has a specialized SFA 101 class that meets from 2:00-2:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition to attending class, the academy also require participation in unique leadership and service opportunities. This is an official SFA class so you must be available to attend all scheduled class sessions and complete all assigned work.

Benefits of participating in Freshman Leadership Academy:
  • increased knowledge of leadership, what makes a leader, and how to be a successful leader
  • being part of a community of elite first year students
  • learning leadership skills through interaction with current student leaders and campus organizations
  • optimal service opportunities within the SFA and Nacogdoches communities
  • increased interaction with the Student Affairs staff and SFA administration

The priority deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. June 1. Registration will be considered after this date only if space is still available.

We will notify students of their status as soon as possible to facilitate registration for the course. Please do not register for a different SFA 101 course before hearing back from us - this causes significant confusion for the SFA 101 office and could result in a delay of your registration for this class.

For any questions, please contact Lacey Folsom, Director of Student Engagement, at lfolsom@sfasu.edu or 936.468.1367

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Please choose which orientation you will be attending.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability:

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Thank you for your interest in Freshman Leadership Academy. For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding FLA or the application process, please contact Lacey Folsom, Director for Leadership & Service, lfolsom@sfasu.edu or 936.468.1367.

Please note that upon selecting the "next" arrow at the bottom of this page your application will be submitted.