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In New Campus Home, Freshman Leadership Council Seeks 17th Class

freshman leadership council now accepting applications for 2020-21

Having newly transitioned its home from the Student Government Association to the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, the Freshman Leadership Council is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 class of incoming freshmen.

The FLC is a program that helps a select cohort of freshmen leaders develop additional leadership skills, and become better acquainted with the University of Florida and the Gainesville community. Each FLC class is comprised of approximately 50 students selected from an open and competitive application process.

Selected individuals will gain experience with event planning, community service, networking and teamwork. They will also engage in service activities for the UF student body and the surrounding community. Membership is open to all members of UF’s incoming freshman class.

Applications can be submitted at this link: Completed applications are due Sept. 10 at 5 pm EDT.

FLC officers and directors will host a free online ‘meet and greet’ on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 7-8:30 pm for interested applicants who want to learn more about the Council and the application process. The Zoom link to the meeting is

Since its founding in 2004, Freshman Leadership Council has graduated more than 800 alumni, many who remain active through the group’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

The Council originated in SGA and transitioned to the Graham Center during the summer of 2020. As event programming has become more focused on civic engagement and public service, FLC and student government agreed to move the Council to the Graham Center in time to successfully recruit its 2020 freshman class.

The Bob Graham Center is committed to training UF students in principles of civic engagement, public leadership and public service. Locating within the Center will help FLC more effectively carry out its programs of leadership development and public service.

Collaborating with the FLC will also help the Graham Center increase its visibility on campus and engage with a broader cross-section of academic majors and interests.

Previously, the Council has successfully staged many different events around campus including public debates, professional development workshops, and the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for children’s cancer research.

For additional information or question, please contact FLC Chair Marco Vivot-Cavanaugh at