Because Every Guy Needs His Team
The Freshmen League is an all-male program designed for first-year men at BC. Freshmen are placed on a team with seven other freshmen guys and two upperclassmen leaders called “Captains.” The purpose of the program is to help freshmen guys learn the ropes of BC, give them access to upperclassmen mentors, and take part in various fun and creative experiences with a good group.
What will I do in the Freshmen League?
Freshmen League teams meet once a week during the spring semester with their Captain. The meetings are a casual get together where guys can talk about their BC experience and benefit from the wisdom of the Captains.
Freshmen League teams also have a modest programming budget to spend on various bonding activities and fun events. Teams have played trampoline dodgeball, gone F-1 go kart racing, had dinner at Fire and Ice and gone to Red Sox games among other activities.
How do I become part of the Freshmen League?
Applications to the Freshmen League open a few weeks into the school year (we want to give you a chance to settle in first). The deadline to apply is November 5, 2020 at midnight. The program really begins in January, but all freshmen must apply in the Fall.
Does the program cost anything?
We ask all participants to pay a $125 deposit to be part of the Freshmen League. This money goes towards programming for each team. If the $125 is a financial burden, there is a grant application process available for those who qualify.
Why should I do the Freshmen League?
We realize that you’ll make tons of friends in your hall as a freshman, which is awesome. The Freshmen League is a way to make even more friends. It also gives you access to upperclassmen who want to help you have a great BC experience.
After participating in the Freshman League as a freshmen participant, students will be able to:
1. Choose to actively participate in student programs such as retreats and service trips
2. Construct a healthier sense of gender identity relative to their peers as determined by the Gender Role Conflict Scale
After participating in the Freshman League as a student leader, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate growth in leadership and mentorship skills
2. Construct a healthier sense of gender identity relative to other BC student leaders as determined by the Gender Role Conflict Scale
3. Develop the habit of self-reflection
The Center for Student Formation is committed to inclusive programs that welcome all students. The Freshmen League program explores themes surrounding men and masculinity on campus and is open to students of any gender identity who would like to participate.