Applications for the First Year Center Executive Board (2020-2021) are open. Application deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 21 at 10:00AM.

Thinking of Applying?

Serving as a member of the First Year Center Executive Board (FYX) is a rewarding experience that offers opportunities for growth and contribution to the new student experience at Washington University. As you make your decision to apply, please refer to the following steps.

1. Talk to support systems about the time requirements and experience

We encourage you to talk to support systems or family members regarding your decision to apply. We know that there are many factors that go into applying to a position, and encourage you to make the decision with your campus or personal support systems.

2. Review the position description and important dates below

We provide both the position description and important dates ahead of time so you can fully plan and envision the scope and commitment required for the FYX position. Please review the below documents to ensure that you have no conflicts. If there is an anticipated conflict, please refer to Reggie Gacad and Dacoda Scarlett.

WUSA Chair Position Description

Programming Chair Position Description

Important Dates

3. Consider talking to the First Year Center staff about the decision to apply

If you are deciding between opportunities or want to learn more about the anticipated experience for the 2020-2021 term, please speak with the First Year Center staff. Reggie and Dacoda will hold walk-in hours to meet with any potential candidate at the following times:

Wednesday November 6 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Thursday, November 7 from 10:00AM – Noon (12:00PM)

Monday, November 11 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Friday, November 15 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

If none of these dates and times work, please email and schedule an appointment to talk with Reggie or Dacoda.


Application Process

1. Submit application, including resume and program proposal

Applications deadline has been extended to 10:00AM on Thursday, November 21. Applications must be turned in physically to the First Year Center.

2. Sign up for an interview with First Year Center Professional Staff

All candidates will be interviewed. Please sign up for an interview slot by Monday, November 18 at Noon. Please come prepared to talk about your application, answer behavior based questions about your experiences, and your supplemental materials.

3. The First Year Center will conduct reference calls and checks for academic and conduct standing

Please make sure that your references know that we may call between November 18 and November 26.

The First Year Center will conduct academic standing checks which includes reviewing both semester and cumulative GPA. We may additionally call four-year advisers regarding status.

Additionally, the First Year Center refers to Conduct and Community Standards regarding student conduct standing. For more information regarding what this check entails, please refer to the First Year Center Addendum to Good Conduct Standing.

All FYX Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or holders of an F-1 or J-1 visa. If you do not meet the listed conditions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying to ensure that you are permitted to work in the United States.

Lastly, due to their status as mandatory reporters as a result of employment, the First Year Center refers to the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office for instances of individuals who may not be able to serve as as mandatory reporters.

4. Applicants will hear back no later than Tuesday, November 26th at 5:00PM if they have been hired for the position

Please work with Reggie or Dacoda should you have any questions or concerns about the role, candidacy, or position. The First Year Center will send communication either way. If you have not received notification by November 26th at 5:00PM, please email