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Past FLEX Programs | 2016-2017 Dates | Quotes from Past ParticipantsFlex

FLEX is a leadership program for freshmen in which selected applicants participate in monthly training sessions on leadership development. These trainings encourage participants to discover their own values, beliefs, leadership styles and philosophies. The participants are individuals who are looking to Apply Now
develop their leadership potential at USC Upstate, and want to engage in various leadership roles across campus (student organizations, peer leaders, RAs, etc.). FLEX is coordinated by the Office of Student Life. 

FLEX participants are assigned a FLEX Mentor who is an upperclassman student at USC Upstate that exemplifies leadership, service and academic excellence. Participants will meet with their mentors on a monthly basis to discuss their leadership development, goals, and leadership/academic plan.

    Examples of past FLEX programs
    • FLEXOR Retreat: Two-day Fall Leadership Retreat
    • Spring FLEXOR Workshop: One-day Spring Leadership Event
    • LEAD Series programs

      Are you ready to FLEX your leadership skills and apply to be a participant?

      Visit www.uscupstate.edu/flexapplication to apply.

      Important FLEX Dates for the 2016-2017 academic year
      • Aug. 12:  Application Deadline
      • Aug. 15:  Applicants Notified
      • Sept. 7:  FLEX Welcome Dinner
      • Oct 7-8:  FLEX Retreat 
      Quotes from past FLEX participants

      “(FLEX is) a wonderful guidance experience which will lead to a brighter future.” –Zane Gray, FLEX participant 2014-15

      “I got involved with FLEX to enhance my leadership skills. What I found was an amazing group of people that I won’t soon forget.” –Kelly Crisp, FLEX participant 2014-15

      “(FLEX) is a great way to make new friends and connections, and the mentors are here to offer you advice and answer any questions you may have about being a student at Upstate.” –Dyahnah J. Goodwin, FLEX participant 2014-15

      “I’ve always been passionate about leadership and civic engagement and (FLEX) helps to become involved with both of those disciplines.”–Mason Turner, FLEX participant 2014-15

      “As you try to become a better leader (through FLEX), you can also become a family with the people around you.” –Elishon Dessuaso, FLEX participant 2014-15

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      Khrystal L. Smith, Ph.D.
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      & Director of Student Life

      Doug Peters, M.Ed.     
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      Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 210
      800 University Way
      Spartanburg, SC 29303
      (864) 503-5122
      stulife@uscupstate.edu