Focused Learning and Growth System

What is the Focused Learning and Growth System? (FLAGS)

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FLAGS is a new residential experience developed by and for the University of the Incarnate Word. Through this experience, our students will have opportunities to explore the Five Mission Tenets of Innovation, Faith, Truth, Service, and Education, in addition to Engagement. We will explore these themes through a variety of different methods:

Bulletin Boards

Themed boards that have an educational component


Opportunities for personal interaction with residents and learn about resources on campus

Intentional Interaction

Purposeful conversations and activity between the RA and residents

Community Gathering (CG)

Bi-monthly events that focus on developing community

Got to Go Programming (G2G)

Programs where RAs bring residents to events already occurring on campus

Program of Intention (POI)

Interactive program focused on one of the themes

Building Traditions Event (BTE)

Community building program that will reoccur every year

The Resident

Monthly newsletter that outlines the happenings of our department

Questions to Ponder (Q2P)

Questions designed for self reflection

Make sure you join the Residence Life group on UIW Engage to receive up-to-date information regarding programming, sign up for events, and complete post-event evaluations!

G2G Programming
POI Programming
The Resident