At the beginning of the year, each member is placed into a family. Families are small groups that enable the freshmen to meet others in FLARE outside of their committee. These groups hang out together and do various activities and competitions throughout the semester.
Tons of extra activities are offered throughout the year to give freshmen a chance to relax and have fun together. Socials put on include Fall Retreat, Spring Retreat, and Winter Formal. Groups often go together to movie nights and RenFest or host Girls and Guys nights. We also participate in FLO-Bowl (powderpuff football) and Bump Set FLO (our annual All-FLO Volleyball tournament) and are always open to more activities!
In addition to building relationships, FLARE participates in many service initiatives. We highly encourage our members to join us as we give back to the Bryan/ College Station and TAMU communities. We have participated in service projects that are recognized across Texas A&M's campus, like The Big Event and Aggie Replant. We have also participated in small-scale projects such as sending Valentine's Day cards to the Texas Children's Hospital and making chew toys for the animals in Bryan's Animal Shelter. We feel it is extremely important to give back to the community and introduce freshmen to service project opportunities.