Student Programs and Organizations
For the past eight years, Dance Marathon has been the largest annual fundraiser at BU. However, we pride ourselves on raising more than just money. We donate thousands of dollars each year to two organizations that assist children and their families who are combating pediatric HIV and AIDS. We also raise awareness about the disease and how university students, faculty, alumni, and the community at large can help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and fund research efforts to find a cure. Visit our current website at people.bu.edu/budm.
Engineers Without Borders
“Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.” EWB-USA. Visit our current website at people.bu.edu/ewbexec/.
Environmental Student Organization
The Environmental Student Organization (ESO) is a student group based out of Boston University. ESO strives to raise environmental awareness and create beneficial environmental change on campus as well as in the surrounding community of Boston. Visit our current website at people.bu.edu/eso.
Exposure Initiative, a student-run organization at Boston University, is dedicated to introducing middle and high school students to photography. The club accomplishes its goals by leading weekly workshops at urban schools with suffering arts programs. This exposure to artistic pursuits offers a positive force in the students’ lives and an outlet for creativity that they may not receive otherwise. Aside from exposing the students to photography, Exposure Initiative strives to create strong bonds with its students. The program gives students a new lens through which they can view their world and a new voice with which they can tell their unique story. Visit our current website at people.bu.edu/ei.
Free the Children Campus Initiative
Freeing children living in poor conditions of the developing world from situations of child labor, poverty, hunger, and the lack of education, clean water, and medical attention, is not an act of duty; rather, it is simply an act of human kindness, love, and compassion. Despite various differences in how we live our lives, be it, cultural, political, or economic status, WE, as global citizens of the world, share together, one thing, and that is, Our Humanity. It is this strong belief that lays the core foundation of our new club, Boston University Free The Children. Visit our current website at people.bu.edu/ftc.
Hunger Affects Virtually Everyone (HAVE)