ASUN Student Government

Freshman Campus Leadership Associates

2024 FCLA Class Poses for a picture

Become a Husker Leader.

Join FCLA.

Freshman Campus Leadership Associates is a highly selective group of 24 first-year students that serve as the freshmen representation in ASUN Student Government. Each year, Associates work closely with members of their cohort, ASUN executives, and university administration to make tangible change through student advocacy projects on campus.

Led by two upperclassmen co-directors, FCLA completes a curriculum of leadership development and is introduced to university structures and ASUN Student Government. FCLA meets once a week on Wednesday evenings and has multiple retreats each year.

As an associate, you'll gain the following:
  • A network of 20-24 first-year students and two upperclassmen mentors from across the university.
  • Connections to university administration, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Further involvement in ASUN Student Government.
  • Participation in large-scale university programming events.
  • Project management and problem-solving skills.
  • University, local, and state student advocacy skills.
  • A supportive environment to pursue interests on campus.
Examples of projects completed by former FCLAers:
  • Equity Grant: Launched the ASUN Equity Grant, providing up to $20,000 annually for student-led projects aimed at enhancing campus diversity, access, equity, and inclusion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Formation of the Low Income Task Force: Created the ASUN Low Income Task Force to support low-income students by advocating for and offering resources such as financial education, transportation, and scholarship access.

  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Advocacy: Formed an ASUN partnership with the Title IX Office and the Registrar's Office to mandate annual Sexual Misconduct training for students each fall semester.

  • National Agriculture Day Meal: Organized a UNL National Agriculture Day event featuring a free meal for students and educational booths highlighting the state and national impact of agriculture, held on city campus.

  • FCLA Spring Fling Philanthropy: Hosted a Spring Fling event with games and treats, open to all UNL students, with all proceeds benefiting the Husker Pantry.

I have made friends, connections, and memories by being involved in FCLA. This organization has left such a positive impact on my freshman year in college. Although I will miss it, I know the community we have created will endure.

Alex Halvorsen, FCLA Class of 2024

Apply now! Applications are due September 13, 2024 at 11:59PM

Freshman Campus Leadership Associates Application FAQ

What is the application timeline?
  • May 27, 2024 - Application open
  • September 13, 2024 - Applications due
  • Mid-September - Notification date for interviews
    (All applicants will receive an email informing them whether or not they have been selected for an interview.)
Who can apply for FCLA? Any first-year student enrolled in the fall semester at UNL.
What are the requirements?
  • Grade Release
    All applicants must be full-time, first-year students. You must give permission for Student Affairs to check your enrollment and grades during the application process.
  • Resume & Essays
    There is a prompt asking you to upload your current resume in PDF format. You'll also need to answer a series of short-answer/essay questions.

Do you have any application tips?
  • Proofread and spell-check your application before submitting.
  • Be specific yet concise in your answers.
Where can I ask questions about my application?

Contact the FCLA Appointments Board in the ASUN office (136 Nebraska Union) or at asun1@unl.edu.