FYSOP, the First-Year Student Outreach Project, began in 1989 and is currently on its twenty-seventh year! The 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 ten intersecting focus areas.
Volunteers participate in a program orientation, a day of social justice education, and three days of service and reflection in one of ten focus areas:
- Food Justice
- Gender & Sexuality
- Homelessness & Housing
- Human Rights
- Public Health
Volunteers are assigned to one of 10 different focus areas, each directed by two coordinators. Volunteers are placed in a smaller FYSOP group, consisting of 10-13 first year students and led by three upperclassmen staff leaders.
For more information on FYSOP and many other volunteer opportunities visit the Community Service Center!