First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP)

The First-Year Student Outreach Project, FYSOP, begins with a week of community engagement, service, and education before classes begin. With a small group of other new students and returning student leaders, participants will build connections with Boston, its neighborhoods and people, community organizations, our campus, and each other.

FYSOP 2020 is open to all new undergraduates at Boston University beginning in September 2020, and has traditionally taken place the week before classes begin. This year’s proposed dates are intended to be Monday, August 24, through Friday, August 28, 2020, but are subject to change given the unique circumstances of our global world.

 

Registration for the FYSOP program has officially been postponed. Please fill out this interest form for updates on official registration as soon as they are available.

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FYSOP 2020’s Program Managers:


Julia Wales

Claire Gonzalez

Jaclyn Sutherby

Gabby Florio

Our vision for 2020:

The First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) challenges incoming Boston University students to become active citizens in their communities both at BU and in the greater Boston Area, through a week of service, reflection, relationship building, and educational programming that will ultimately lead to a greater understanding of the tools they possess to develop their civic engagement.

The program intends for participants to:

  • Engage in unique and challenging conversations in new environments
  • Discover a community of respectful and inspiring peers and mentors
  • Obtain knowledge of the triumphs and challenges facing the Greater Boston, its members and spaces
  • Use interests, passions, and skills to generate positive impact in the world
  • Feel empowered and inspired to take action and continue along the mission of FYSOP beyond the week
  • Develop a toolkit to actively and intentionally engage with new spaces in an informed, thoughtful, collaborative, and respectful way

 

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