First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP)

The First-Year Student Outreach Project welcomes first-year and transfer students to Boston University and the Greater Boston area before the fall semester begins. FYSOP engages first-year volunteers and upperclassmen staff leaders through social justice education, service, and reflection. Our service works to address community-identified needs through eleven intersecting focus areas.

To learn more about our focus areas, click here.

FYSOP 26 Staff Leaders

Thank you so much to everyone who applied for FYSOP Staff Leader for the summer.

FYSOP 26 Coordinators and Program Assistants

Thank you so much to everyone who applied for FYSOP Coordinator and CSC Program Assistant for the summer. For those interested in Summer Leadership 2016 opportunities, please check back in the fall of 2015.

FYSOP 26 Program Managers

Meet Kirsten Kuhn and Swanson Ninan, the two Program Managers for FYSOP 26. If you have any questions or concerns, please email them at!


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Volunteers are assigned to a focus area and a smaller FYSOP group, consisting of 10-15 first year students and led by 2-3 upperclassmen staff leaders. Issue areas are run by 2 coordinators. Participants make lasting friendships with their FYSOP group, learn about social issues in the greater Boston area, volunteer with non-profit organizations pertaining to their particular issue area and become acclimated to their new school. To read about FYSOP’s focus area, click here.


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