The First Year Program (FYP) is FACES's freshmen mentorship program. The goal of FYP is to challenge first year students to address the notions of race that they have been exposed to through the environment in which they have lived. Students in FYP will explore issues of identity, the realities of racism, and institutionalized systems of privilege in the United States. Through constructive dialogue, sharing experiences in a group setting, and cooperating with their peers in the program, FYP will work through these issues and make a positive impact on the Boston College community. The work that students do in FYP is intended to motivate them to pursue leadership roles within and beyond Boston College. Through FYP, we aim to provide first year students with a positive educational foundation from which they will be able to further their knowledge and understanding about the racialized systems that affect their reality. Possible discussion topics include: race at BC, insitutional racism, halloween costumes, interracial dating, race in Disney, hip-hop culture, standards of beauty, and many more!
Every student in the FYP program will be paired with a mentor, an upperclassman and member of FACES Council. The role of the mentor is to help ease the college transition in academic and extra-curricular areas, as well as navigating the social scene and breaking racial barriers at Boston College.
FYP meets every every Sunday at 2 pm in the O'Connell House. There is no application proces to join FYP, and we encourage new members to stop by and see what it's all about!
- Participate in our next Hall Talk!
- Ask us to present for/ provide Anti-Racism Training at your next club or organization's event, retreat, or meeting!
- Get Involved with our First Year Program or Dialogues on Race!
- Come to our Events!
- Contact us about difficult questions you have been processing or thinking about!
- Ask us for a copy of our Council's Summer booklist or other intellectual resources!
- Send us your ideas, suggestions, or comments!