First Year Council consists of a diverse group of first-year-student leaders striving to make other students' first year experience at South extraordinary. Working hand in hand with SGA, FYC empowers first years and helps them grow as leaders. Through FYC, first year students are given a voice. This organization cultivates lasting connections with key administration officials, SGA members, and fellow classmates. Forming new friendships with fellow first years and being put on track to become a dynamic student leader are just two examples of positive outcomes of FYC. The goal of the First Year Council is to empower, encourage, and connect.
First Year Council provides first-year students with a voice. In the Student Government Association (SGA), FYC is the branch with the sole purpose of making sure first-year students understand that their voice matters on campus. FYC consists of five committees: Campus Safety and Improvement, Public Relations and Marketing, Student Engagement, Governmental Relations, and Student Resources and Development. Within these committees, the members work on various projects to improve student interaction, civic engagement, and promote the general welfare of first-year students here at the University of South Alabama.

Applications usually open every June! These applications close a few weeks after the start of the fall semester. Once applications are open, we will post the link on all of our social media profiles (so follow us on every platform @usa_fyc).

We also offer an opportunity for students to voice their issues and ideas during Student Forum at the weekly meetings. To be part of student forum, all you must do is come to the meeting at 6pm in the Student Center Room 203. We would love to hear from you!

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Facebook: USA First Year Council

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Twitter: USA_FYC

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You can also reach us at our email address: fyc@southalabama.edu

First Year Council holds meetings every Thursday in the Student Center room 203 at 6:00pm. There, students can sit in on the student forum to listen and discuss concerns.

The answer is no. You do not have to be a freshman to be a part of this amazing organization. FYC is open to all USA first-year students. Whether you are a transfer student, starting college after a gap year, or a true freshman, this is perfect for you! We want to welcome you here!