No, ISOP is not mandatory. However, we expect students who choose to participate in ISOP to attend all programs scheduled during pre-orientation. Students are assigned to their orientation leader over the summer and will interact with other members in their group throughout orientation. Participation is important, as we discuss social, academic and cultural topics as a large group and in smaller groups later in the day. Students who do not fully participate in ISOP programs will be responsible for their housing/dining fees and may be removed from the program. Please plan accordingly.