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FLIP will cultivate a strong foundation of servant leadership while fostering a passion for local and global impact.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at rbenson@mc.edu or 601.925.3830

We have an incredible new endeavor for incoming freshmen to take part in. The Freshman Leadership Initiative Program (FLIP) will begin its third year in August 2018. FLIP will afford a group of 20-30 freshmen the unique opportunity to participate in a weekly three-hour course, taken for credit, taught by faculty and staff from across campus. This class will focus on servant leadership development all the while offering freshmen the opportunity to be mentored by eight upperclassmen with tangible experiences to practice and develop servant leadership skills culminating in one capstone project at the end of the semester. 

In its inaugural year, 20 freshmen took part in FLIP with 94% reporting their leadership abilities improved through the program. Through the leadership of these 20 students and six mentors, their capstone project raised $14,250 for Batson Children's Hospital. In 2017, the second group of FLIP students raised over $25,330 for Batson Children's Hospital. In FLIP's third year, these students raised over $43,000 for Batson. 

FLIP will be a great place for incoming freshmen to connect with other students, faculty, staff, and the MC community. If you are wondering how to get involved, this might just be the place for you!

Here is how to apply....

First, applicants must finish high school with at least a 3.65 GPA.

Second, applicants must submit a video no longer than 3 minutes by May 17 including:

  • Name, Hometown, and Major (if decided)
  • Your personality...let us get to know you!
  • What does servant leadership mean to you?
  • Three facts about yourself
  • Best high school memory
  • What are you excited about at MC?

*All videos should be submitted in MOV format to rbenson@mc.edu. Please use Google Drive for large files.