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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Student Organizations

The College has a number of lively student organizations that offer programs and events that tap into our unique culture.

  • Dean’s Hosts

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

  • CAS Student Government

    The student government of the College of Arts & Sciences and acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration. It organizes events and lectures for the CAS community and provides funds and support to other CAS organizations.

  • Peer Mentors

    Peer Mentors are a selected group of sophomores, juniors and seniors who serve as role models and valuable resources to CAS first year students, as well as teaching assistants in FY 101.

  • Honor Societies

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

  • Student Representation on Faculty Committees

    CAS students have representation on many standing committees of the College of Arts & Sciences. These committees include the CAS Academic Conduct Committee and the Academic Policy and Curriculum Committees. Interested students should contact Associate Dean Susan Jackson in CAS Room 106.

  • Student Interest Organizations and Associations

    In addition to advising student leadership organizations, the College has a host of student interest organizations, most of which are housed in their related CAS academic departments.

    • Anthro Works
    • Archaeology Club
    • Art History Association
    • Women In Biology
    • Undergrad Classics Association
    • BU Geological Society
    • Undergrad Economics Association
    • Undergrad History Association
    • Marine Science Association
    • Undergrad Math Association
    • Organization for the Mind & Brain Sciences
    • Undergrad Philosophy Association
    • Women in Physics
    • Undergrad Psychology Association
    • Pre-Dental Society
    • Diversity in Law Association
    • Mock Mediation Team
    • Mock Trial Organization
    • Pre-Law Review
    • Pre-Law Society
    • Pre-Medical Society
    • Pre-Vet Society
    • Linguistics Association
    • Undergrad Sociology Association

To the Class of 2016: Advice from the Class of 2012

Although they've already moved on to the working world, the Class of 2012 has left you with some practical advice on how to get off to a great start in your freshman journey.

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