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
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
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
Email Address (Please list your preferred email, the one you will check most often)
Intended Major at SFA
Please choose which orientation you will be attending.
June 13th & 14th
June 20th & 21st
June 27th & 28th
July 18th & 19th
July 25th & 26th
I have not registered for an orientation date
Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability:
How would you define leadership?
What are some skills and or experiences you would like to gain through the Freshman Leadership Academy?
Please list any work or volunteer experiences.
Give an example of how you involved all members of a group for their unique contributions, including those different from yourself.
Acknowledgement of Application Submission
By providing your initials below you acknowledge the following statement:
I understand that Freshman Leadership Academy is tied directly to a special section of SFA 101, a one credit hours class, for which I will owe tuition and fees. By completing this form, I agree to attend the course as scheduled and fully participate in all class activities. I also understand that my participation in FLA and my associated courses will be reflective of my course grades.
I understand that full participation in FLA includes:
A one semester commitment
Planning and implementing a service project in the local community
Attending all SFA 101 class meetings (Tuesdays and Thursday 2:00pm-2:50pm)
FLA Retreat: September 6th & 7th
Group Project- Concession Stand: (choose one) SFA Football Home Games
Tunnel of Oppression: TBD (Early November)I agree to be present at the following
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,
Please note that upon selecting the "next" arrow at the bottom of this page your application will be submitted.
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