Community Leaders

FOCUS Community Leaders impact the direction of first-year FOCUS students by providing dedicated leadership and mentorship. Community Leaders will strengthen their personal & professional skills while collaboratively working with FOCUS staff to ensure first-year FOCUS students achieve the set forth learning outcomes, and develop experience that may be applied in other professional or volunteer situations.

To apply to become a FOCUS Community Leader, students must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M
  • Have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPR at the end of spring semester after submitting an application 
  • Be able to fit a UGST 181 course section in their schedule
  • Be able to complete at least one year of service
  • Desire to facilitate classroom activities and discussions
  • Desire to gain presentation skills and individual mentoring skills
  • Desire to impact students, give back to the FOCUS learning community, and go above and beyond to make a difference!

FOCUS Community Leaders spend about 12-15 hours per month on FOCUS-related tasks. These tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Community Leader team meetings
  • UGST 181
  • Development activities

Community Leaders receive extensive training in February, August, and January, and attend various events with FOCUS during Howdy Week. Community Leaders receive non-monetary compensation (such as camp, meals, activities, and treats) for volunteering their time and effort in supporting FOCUS students.