My New Home

I swear I have the easiest schedule in the freshman class, and it allows me to spend my time observing my new home and the people in it. I know my roommate from my high school, and after four weeks we have yet to have a single conflict. My suite mates didn’t even know each other before college, but the four of us are like brothers already. Speaking of brothers…

I never, ever imagined that I would join a fraternity. I don’t wear Polos and Sperrys, and I always thought of it as “paying for friends.” Some of my friends still don’t believe that I did actually pledge. I participated in rush week solely to meet people, but by the end of the week saw the vast possibilities that Greek affiliation offers. I am now a proud Associate Member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. I’m slowly getting to know each of my 68 pledge brothers, and now there is not a doubt in my mind that I chose the right house for me. They won the President’s Trophy last year for being the best house on campus, and we’re headed that direction again. I have been practicing 8 hours a week with 49 other Lambda guys and Gamma Phi girls for a show called University Sing. It’s a big deal on campus, and Lambda hasn’t been chosen for the final show in 3 years. We made it this year though, and we plan on winning the whole show!

Some quick advice before I go to class: Apply for scholarships. Get to know your local recruitment representative. (Mine hooked me up!) Go to Camp Crimson. Don’t be afraid to ask people for their numbers. Rush even if you don’t pledge. Don’t walk in the bicycle lane. Beware of Burger King if you live in Adams tower. Meet President Boren. Don’t look down when you walk, you’ll miss something beautiful.

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One Response to “My New Home”

  1. ElizabethR on October 8th, 2009 1:35 am

    YES to everything in the last paragraph. Especially, do not walk in the bike lane. we would rather the crimson stay on our shirts and on the pavement.

    Regarding Burger King. Super secret tip: the coffee dispenser has a hot water option, which means you can make your own tea (bring a mug!) for free, or make instant oatmeal for breakfast without needing a microwave.

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