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Certain expectations develop once enrolled into a Christian university. However, upon arriving on campus this semester as a freshman at my Christian-rooted college there were a lot of things I didn’t see coming. Here’s a little heads up for those future admitted students.
I was told coming to this university that the parties would be here if I went seeking them. Surprisingly there was very little seeking to be done. Upperclassmen throw social gathers at their apartments almost every weekend and you don’t have to look too far for an invite. The parties may be a bit smaller than the norm at other universities, but even though we have a dry campus there is still a lot of alcohol. If the party scene isn’t your thing then that’s fine! There’s countless other activities to do on campus. Not everyone is an obsessed party going young adult… but they are definitely there.
2. People Are Getting Engaged Left And Right.
Maybe it’s out of the guilt some Christians feel about having pre-marital sex, but everywhere I turn, somebody is getting a ring put on her finger. There are even a few freshmen girls who are engaged to their high school sweethearts at home! It’s crazy! There’s nothing wrong with committing to the special someone when you find him or her, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to see this many diamonds being flaunted!
3. The Push For Diversity Is Stronger Then Ever.
Because the university is centered around a single religion, the school does a lot to promote the diversity in race and religion that we do have. Although a large percentage of our school is Christian, we do have a solid amount of students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. With the huge push for promoting diversity, it allows for a lot of great learning experiences to jump outside your comfort zone and learn about people with different beliefs then you.
This a summary of my life at a Christian University which has been quite an experience. I hope these small yet crucial discoveries from my freshman year have inspired you.
What Do You Think:
What is the primary religion on your campus? Does it have a huge bearing on campus?