Department of City Affairs

The Department of City Affairs acts as the bridge between the Boston University undergraduate community and the Greater Boston community. Our mission is to promote civic engagement and political activity on campus, as well as to encourage students to become active within the community. Members of this department will serve as representatives of the Boston University student body, and aim to establish relationships with state, local, and other public officials and organizations. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Department of City Affairs would like to strengthen its relationship with the Boston City Government and political organizations throughout the city. In addition, we would like to establish relationships with service organizations throughout the Greater Boston area. By doing these two things, the Department of City Affairs hopes to encourage BU students to become a bigger part of the community and help tackle the issues our city faces alongside other members of the community. With all of these goals, we are always interested in hearing from and working with students who can help us make these goals a reality!


Logan Broedner, Director of City Affairs

Office Hours: Wednesdays from 12 - 1 p.m.

Check in during the fall semester to learn more about Logan.

Past City Affairs Projects


Swipes for Boston

This year, the City Affairs Department is working endlessly to get students involved and address the issues that are important to us here at Boston University as well as in the City of Boston. Our current project is a collaboration with the student organization Swipes for Boston. The goal of Swipes for Boston is to tackle the issues of food insecurity and homelessness by taking meals that students donate into the Greater Boston area and distributing them to those experiencing homelessness. Students are able to contribute by “donating a meal swipe”- ordering a meal through the Rhetty-to-Go service on the Boston University Dining website- which we then pick up and distribute. While Swipes for Boston is the main project we are currently working on, the City Affairs Department is in the process of planning out multiple projects and initiatives for the rest of the school year, and we look forward to working with the Boston University student body on these projects!