Frogs First applications to close next week

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For students interested in easing the transition to college life for incoming first-year students, the Frogs First leader application is now open.

Annie Bures, a coordinator for TCU’s First Year Experience, said that Frogs First is the official welcome to the university for new students.

Incoming first-year students attend the Frogs First family dinner at a TCU staff or faculty’s house. (Photo courtesy of Devan Peplow)

The program includes the Chancellor’s Assembly and a family dinner at a TCU staff or faculty member’s house.

Frogs First is the weekend prior to the first day of class, and Bures said the program is looking for applicants who will set aside those four days to focus on the students and be a resource for them.

“Student leaders will get to help acclimate students and lead them through the different program,” Bures said. “Just help them feel kind of at home at TCU.”

The Frogs First application is open for students with all levels of leadership experience.

Bures said it is important for students to know that it is okay if this is their first experience with a leadership role on campus, as long as they’re committed to creating a welcoming environment for the new members of the Horned Frog family.

“The most important thing is that someone is willing to try and be a positive influence on new students,” Bures said.

Kameron Reyes, a former Frogs First leader and director, said he got involved with Frogs First because he wanted to make an impact on new students during this important transitional period.

For many, this is their first real experience without their parents, Reyes said, which is why it is important to provide students with the resources and support to excel during their first semester.

Devan Peplow, a junior Frogs First leader, said she continues to apply to be a Frogs First leader because it is a way for her to connect with the underclassmen and be a resource for them.

“I just think it’s a very important time to have people that want to be there for you,” Peplow said. “It makes me feel like I am still making a difference and like I’m still a part of the school because I’m giving back to the programs that gave so much to me.”

Students can access the application on OrgSync under the Student Development Services portal until Feb. 28.