Apply to Lead FOP

The 2017 FOP Leader application is now available! You can download the cover letter and application questions below as well as a template, which we ask that you use as a way of formatting your answers. Save the template with your answers as a PDF document prior to sending it in. The finished application will be due by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, December 11th. Please submit it via email to . If you are unable to make the deadline for the application, please let us know at


If you are submitting a letter of evaluation, please fill out this form. Letters of evaluation will be due by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, December 21st. We require exactly two evals for each applicant.


Mandatory Training Dates (TBD-- keep checking back)


Open House and Info Sessions

The first joint info session and open house will be on Monday, November 7th from 8:30 to 10:00pm in Ticknor Lounge in Bolyston Hall. This will be an opportunity to learn more about our program and meet current FOP leaders in an informal setting to find out more about FOP and being a FOP leader.

The second info session + open house will be on Wednesday, November 11th from 8:00 to 9:00pm in Ticknor Lounge.

The third info session + open house will be on Tuesday, November 29th from 7:00 to 9:00pm in Ticknor Lounge. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to have gone on FOP to lead FOP?  No.  Each year we select and train several new leaders who did not go on FOP themselves.  Whether applicants went on FOP as an incoming first-years has no impact on the new leader selection process.


Do I need outdoors experience to lead FOP?  No.  Many of our leaders had little to no outdoors experience before training to become leaders.


I am a junior; is it too late to apply to lead FOP?  No.  Even though leaders who apply as juniors are only able to lead one trip, we still accept and train juniors as new leaders.



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