Provide Leadership and Involvement Opportunities
Within the Freshman Experience Program, there are many opportunities to get involved and develop and foster leadership skills.
The Emerging Leaders Program provides participants with the knowledge
and resources to expand their personal and professional leadership
skills. The program inspires participants to develop their leadership
skills through self-assessment by forging effective partnerships with
campus and community leaders and by acquiring the appropriate knowledge
required to refine the critical skills for effective leadership. The
program will offer experiences and develop skills in communication,
group management, and team building, while also taking into account the
participant's individual leadership style. The program provides
opportunities to examine personal values, opinions, and beliefs to
discover potential and expand horizons.
Please go to the Emerging Leaders Web site for further information.
Hall Councils are part of the Georgia Tech Residence Hall Association
(RHA). They consist of officers and presidents of the buildings in a
particular area. The Hall Council is the primary governing body for
those halls. For freshmen, Hall Council officers are elected by the
residents in the area within the first two weeks of Fall semester.
Residents serve as representatives in Hall Council and are encouraged to
take an active role during meetings and within the residence halls. The
purpose of the Hall Council is to regulate policy issues, such as quiet
hours, and to plan programs for the residents. They are the link
between the residents and RHA.
Freshman Activities Board
The mission of the Freshman Activities Board
(FAB) is to provide excellent programming for the freshman class, while
developing its freshman members into leaders of the Georgia Tech
community. FAB members are selected during the fall semester and receive
a budget that they use to plan activities for the rest of the freshman
class. They are guided by an advisory board of former FAB members who
help them in the planning and implementation of the events they
conceptualize. FAB members come up with the ideas for all of the events
they hold - it really is their organization. Examples of previous FAB
events are a double-decker bus tour of Atlanta, a toga party, volunteer
events at local schools and child care centers, as well as many events
during RATS Week, the welcome week for new GT students.