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First Year Student Outreach Project - FYSOP 2014

Boston University Community Service Center

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

First Year Student Outreach Project - FYSOP 2014

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FYSOP offers incoming Boston University students a unique opportunity to get settled in their new community by performing a week of service before classes begin. Volunteers participate in a program orientation, a full day of education, and three full days of direct service in one of eleven issue areas.

The goal of FYSOP is to orient freshman and transfer students to Boston University, the Boston area, and surrounding community, while educating about and encouraging volunteers to engage in community service.

Dates for FYSOP: Monday, August 25, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

July 14, 2014: Final scholarship deadline (Last day to apply for/request a scholarship)
August 18, 2014: Last day for late register (full program fee only) & all payments due.

Please note:  If you are interested in participating in FYSOP you must attend a University Orientation Session other than session 8.

PLEASE READ: Important Details for the Registration Process

You will need your CREDIT CARD INFORMATION to complete your FYSOP registration.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interested students need not wait for their   Orientation session to apply.  For answers to more FAQs, check out the FAQ page and more information at

If you are in need of financial assistant in order to participate in FYSOP, please email (

If you are UNDER 18, you will be required to download and complete the wavier by clicking here for the waiver for students under the age of 18. Both you and a parent/guardian must sign and return the completed waiver to the CSC via fax (617-353-9424) or email (

FYSOP is a substance free.

We recommend that you do not use your browser's back button as you may lose data and your opportunity to register.

PS, Have you registered for Orientation yet?  If not, feel free do so by New Student Summer Orientation Registration.

Have questions about First Year Student Outreach Project - FYSOP 2014? Contact Boston University Community Service Center

When & Where

George Sherman Union, Check-in Location
775 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Boston University Community Service Center

The Community Service Center

Our Mission

The Community Service Center is Boston University's welcoming space for community engagement, education, and reflection initiated by students in solidarity with our neighbors and community partners. Together, we: provide the Boston University community with opportunities to address and improve the critical concerns of Greater Boston; serve as a vehicle for personal growth and leadership; encourage students to be active and responsible citizens in neighboring communities; broaden the scope of the educational experience through service and reflection; and serve Greater Boston in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.

Our History

The Community Service Center (CSC), originally called “The League” was founded by a group of Boston University students in 1986. These students wanted to address the critical issues facing Boston and started several volunteer programs under the leadership of Marsh Chapel.

By 1989, The League had 17 different programs including FYSOP, The Youth Tutoring Program (now known as Afterschool), Alternative Spring Breaks and Student Food Rescue. Over the years, interest in volunteering continued to grow with programs like Alternative Winter Break and the AIDS Support and Advocacy Program (now known as Project Hope). The League was renamed The Community Service Center in 1991, and moved to its current location on the 4th floor of the George Sherman Union in 1998.

The Community Service Center remains committed to providing the Boston University Community with opportunities to engage in direct service, education, and reflection in Greater Boston and beyond. During the 2015-16 Academic Year, more than 3,000 students engaged with over 250 community partner organizations through Community Service Center programs, events, and collaborations.

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