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Freshman Summer Institute

Freshman Summer Institute is a three-day intensive leadership program for incoming ODU freshmen held during the summer. FSI builds on the leadership skills of our new students and provides them with a jump-start to becoming acclimated to campus. The students participate in meals with faculty, staff and current leaders, a hands-on service project and many leadership experiences.

At the end of this program students will:

  • Establish an academic and involvement goal
  • Be more self aware of their personality preferences
  • Develop skills to be able to successful work in groups and teams
  • Be aware of involvement and leadership opportunities
  • Be exposed to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development

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Dates & Cost

2014 Dates

Session 1: July 23-25

Session 2: July 29-31

Session 3: August 7-9


The cost for the program is $50, and covers your two nights of on-campus housing, all meals during FSI, activities and all materials.