top of page

About FLARE 


FLARE aims to provide freshmen the opportunity to develop both academically and socially within Texas A&M and the College of Arts and Sciences. FLARE offers freshmen the necessary tools and resources to become improved leaders.

How FLARE Works

FLARE is composed of 3 junior directors, 14 sophomore counselors, and 70 freshmen members. All staff members have been a part of FLARE previously. Our size enables us to create a dynamic environment for freshmen to make a big impact within the Texas A&M community and foster strong friendships within the organization. 

General meetings are held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Tuesday night. During this time, FLARE comes together to develop as a group. This is usually accomplished by inviting guest speakers who have valuable lessons to offer. Past speakers have included the Dean of Liberal Arts, James Olson from the Bush School, and many professors from various fields within liberal arts. Committees also use this time to share their statuses on upcoming projects.

Each freshman is placed into one of our 6 committees in mid to late October. Each committee has a certain role in the organization, and members will be able to help plan and organize events within their committee. Freshmen will also choose one of 6 pairs of bigs. Bigs are made up of past FLARE members who don't belong to a committee; they act as extra support by organizing hangouts, meals, and socials with their freshmen.

Our Committees

Public Relations (PR)

PR maintains FLARE’s image on various social media platforms and creates all promotional material for the organization. PR deals with designing merchandise for FLARE  and advertising for any FLARE events. They do this by taking pictures of all FLARE events throughout the year and creating promotional material! They are also in charge of FLARE’s social media (Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook) .

Internal Relations (IR)

IR works to keep all FLARE members connected by coordinating events for current FLARE members such as socials and intramurals! They are also in charge of FLARE’s participation within other FLOs’ activities such as Flo-bowl, FLO Cup and FLO’s Got Talent. 

Finance (FINE)

FINE is responsible for raising funds for any of FLARE’s non-budgeted endeavors in various ways (ex. bake sales, profit shares, etc.). They also raise funds to decrease members’ costs of participation in FLARE trips and/or events.  FINE is also responsible for planning and executing at least one profit share per month at various places around Bryan/College Station!

Community Service & Inclusion (CSI)

CSI provides academic support, cultural exploration for arts and sciences students, and community service opportunities . They create an environment that fosters leadership growth through coordinating leadership exercises with faculty speakers as well as planning study hours throughout the week. They are also in charge of planning groups for traditional Aggie events including but not limited to muster, silver taps, and bonfire remembrance. Finally, this committee is responsible for planning and maintaining  year-long philanthropy. They coordinate FLARE’s involvement in campus community projects such as Replant, Big Event, Relay for Life, and all FLO philanthropies. 

Recruitment and Event Coordination (REC)

REC oversees the recruitment process of freshmen to FLARE during the beginning of the Fall semester.  This includes planning socials as well as FLARE’s involvement in FLAC wide recruitment events like the all FLO meet and greet and MSC open house. REC is also responsible for planning college wide events with the College of Arts and Sciences, specifically focusing on the spring event that will be agreed upon in our affiliation with the College. 

Programs and Special Activities (PSA)

PSA plans and oversees important events for FLARE including road trips, formals, retreats, mixers, and watch parties. In addition, they plan and organize Rev Night, the event where members are placed into their committees.

Majors/Minors We Accept

We are accepting every major, minor, or concentration that now resides in the new College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University, including:

  • Anthropology

  • Classics

  • Communication

  • Economics

  • English

  • Global Languages and Cultures

  • History

  • International Studies

  • Journalism

  • Neuroscience

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Telecommunication Media Studies

  • University Studies

  • Women and Gender Studies

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Geosciences

  • Neuroscience

  • Meterology

  • Biology

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular & Cell Biology

  • Zoology

  • Chemistry

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Oceanography

  • Physics

  • Astrophysics

bottom of page