The College has a number of lively student organizations that offer programs and events that tap into our unique culture. We also have other great opportunities to engage, meet new people and give back.

Dean’s Hosts

Dean’s Hosts help new students and prospective freshmen learn about everything Boston University and the College of Arts & Sciences have to offer.

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground

The Thurman Center is the cultural hub of campus. Dr. Howard Thurman, the former dean of Marsh Chapel, believed that shared experiences can help people connect and discover their shared humanity. Join the Center for their recurring events and initiatives, including book clubs, podcasts, community service, and weekly discussions.

CAS Student Government

The student government of the College of Arts & Sciences acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration. They serve as advocates for CAS students and organize events for the CAS community.

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are a selected group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who co-teach sections of FY101, our First Year Experience course, every Fall.  Peer Mentor applications are available in the Spring term each academic year.

Honor Societies

Honor societies, such as Phi Beta Kappa are an established element of student life at the College.

Student Organizations

The College has a host of student interest organizations, many of which are advised through academic departments.  To find an updated list of academically related student organizations, please search the “Academic and Professional” groups on the Student Activities website.

Cultural Organizations

BU offers over 40 different cultural groups for students to join that complement both your academic and social pursuits, such as the International Student Organization, Mexican Students Association, and India Club. You can find a comprehensive list here and search for specific opportunities on the Students Group page.

Community Service Center

BU’s Community Service Center offers students a variety of opportunities to volunteer in the Greater Boston area. You can sign up for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Alternative Spring Breaks, and local literacy programs—just to name a few.

Living-Learning Houses

For the next few years, campus is your home. Finding your community is easy, especially because Living-Learning Houses bring a shared culture to your campus residence, connecting like-minded students and faculty to promote mentoring and foster community learning. Residences include Global House (for those passionate about languages and cultures), the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House, and the Classics House.