First-Year Community Action Program (FCAP)

First-Year Community Action Program (FCAP)

FCAP gives incoming first-year students the opportunity to participate in various volunteer and community service projects in the community prior to the start of classes.

Benefits of Joining FCAP

By participating in this program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Get a jump start on your college experience by making new friends before classes begin
  • Become familiar with the campus prior to Welcome Weekend
  • Meet and learn from current student leaders who are highly involved with campus clubs/organizations
  • Network with community partners
  • Have fun and give back to the community!

First-Year Community Action Program Awarded for Student Engagement

Council for the Advancement of Student Education (CASE) Bronze Winner
This program, which engages incoming first-year students in various volunteer and community service projects, received a Circle of Excellence Bronze Award from the Council for the Advancement of Student Education (CASE). The judges said this unique program “changed lives” and provided students with “an unforgettable experience.”
as of 2022

Summer 2024 Program

FCAP will take place from Monday, August 19 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024. Past locations have included Crossroad Farms, Momma’s House, Northport VA Medical Center, Hempstead Community Center, Panther Pantry, and Community Garden.

  • Resident students will have the opportunity to move into their rooms early. Check-in for resident students will be on August 18, 2024.
  • Lunch and dinners are included for both resident and commuter students.

Register for FCAP

This program is offered exclusively to incoming first-year students. There are a limited number of openings so it is strongly recommended that interested students submit their applications as soon as possible. The program is open until all slots are filled.
Phone Number
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Ruth S. Harley University Center, 123
  • Regular Semester Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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