The Freshman Service Experience

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Emergence

Since 1990, the Freshman Service Experience (FSE) has been a tradition that celebrates the spirit of service at American University. More than 10,000 students have participated, all working to turn ideas into action and action into service for the greater Washington, D.C. community.

The Freshman Service Experience, a welcome week program opportunity open to both first-year and transfer students, is a three night, two day program built on community service, social justice, thought provoking evening activities, and an orientation to American University and Washington, D.C. During the day, student-led volunteer groups work at about 50 different nonprofit work sites throughout the city. In the evenings, participants join other groups for dinner, speakers, and social events.

2013 FSE Issue Areas

This year, you will have the opportunity to select an issue area you would like to focus your service on. Issues include: 

  • Urban Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Art for Social Change
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Community Health

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FSE REGISTRATION

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We look forward to having you as a part of the FSE Community.

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Questions about FSE?

If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail the coordinators

fse@american.edu / 202.885.1553

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46 Organizations

aided in their service to the DC Community by 2012 FSE participants.

FSE Promo Videos

Watch last year's and this year's promo video for FSE!

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