First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP)

Purpose Statement

FOP's Mission: to provide group adventure-based experiences that promote the development of social support and self-awareness for first-year students, and leadership development for members of the Harvard community. FOP should be a resource and support system throughout freshman year. FOP also maintains the following as central values: -Compassion -The equality and intrinsic worth of all people regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or socioeconomic background -Responsibility to community -Care and responsibility to the environment FOP's goals for each FOPper are as follows: -Improve the transition from high school to Harvard -Make friends with fellow first-years and upperclassmen who can support and encourage each other -Learn about cooperation, initiative, and endurance in a wilderness setting, leading to insights which may transfer to life at Harvard -Develop a sense of community and a positive connection with Harvard as a whole

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