Center for student involvement

Volunteer Services & Service Learning

Freshman Community Action Program

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Begin Your College Experience by Giving Back

The Freshman Community Action Program (FCAP) gives incoming students the opportunity to participate in various volunteer and community service projects in the community prior to the start of classes.

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 start.
  • Meet and learn from seasoned upperclassmen AU students
  • Volunteer at various locations and experience cooperative learning opportunities by faculty lectures.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • Have fun!

More information on the 2014 Freshman Communication Action Program will be made available in the spring semester.

This program is offered exclusively to incoming freshman students. There are a limited number of openings so it is strongly recommended that interested students submit their application before the next deadline.

Please contact the Center for Student Involvement with any questions or concerns.

Attention past participants: Apply to become a 2014 FCAP Leader.


FCAP video slideshow FCAP offers incoming freshmen an immediate connection to Adelphi’s commitment as a University engaged in community service and social involvement. Watch a video slideshow of photos from past FCAP initiatives.

Student Testimonials

"This program went beyond my expectations. I have grown as a person in three short days."


"I have relationships already. It's less intimidating to get used to campus with a small group of people."

"I had a great time.....every day had an impact."

"I realize that people like me are really needed and that makes me feel wonderful inside."

"I never had been to a shelter or soup kitchen and it showed me how amazing people can be. I can make a difference."


"This program surpassed my expectations. I love community service and this program went above all other thing I have done."

"I met a lot of people and enjoyed helping others."

"This program exceeded every expectation I had coming in. I had no idea how much we could help the community."

Apply to be an FCAP Student Leader
Application to be an FCAP leader will be available in April. For more information contact the Center for Student Involvement.

For additional information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
University Center Room 110
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p - 516.877.3603
f - 516.877.3659
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This page was last modified on March 10, 2014.
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