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Balancing Greek Life

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One of the biggest questions students ask themselves when they are deciding whether or not to rush a sorority or fraternity needs to be, “Can I handle the time commitment?” This is most definitely something to consider when deciding to make that commitment to Greek life. Sororities and fraternities participate in tons of campus events, attend other Greek organizations’ events, and have to work on their own philanthropy events, not to mention the social aspect of it all. But if joining Greek life is something you really want to do,…read more

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Career Steps to Success

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College is a wonderful time in a young person’s life, full of new freedoms, friendships, all-nighters, projects, papers, and many more unique experiences you will probably only encounter during this season of life. Particularly during the first few years, it is easy to forget that you are ultimately in college to prepare yourself for a professional career. It is important to remember that your desire for a bright future is the reason you are attending college in the first place. Your goal is to gain an education and become successful…read more

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Housing Options

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A lot of students live on campus during the first year of college, and then transition off campus later in their college years. It can be stressful and confusing to make a decision about where you want to live, especially with so many different options available, such as  renting a house vs. moving into student apartments vs. staying in the dorms. There are a lot of factors you need to look at when trying to pick one option over another, including, but not limited to, location, price, utilities, amenities, and…read more

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Budgeting in College

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Moving off to college involves countless new found freedoms. Many of us don’t get the chance to make a lot of independent choices until we are on our own for the first time. Some of these new liberties are more fun than others, such as no longer having your parents’ curfew or rules. Others take time to get used to, like making yourself get up in the morning and go to class. One new freedom in particular that many college students tend to have a hard time managing is their…read more

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Greek Life Pros and Cons

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Questioning whether or not to join a sorority or fraternity in college is something that many college students do. This choice is generally made within the first two years of college, when most people decide to go Greek. Whether you attend a huge university or a tiny private school, Greek life is everywhere. There are many positive reasons to join the Greek community at any school. However, it is important that you know there are many common misconceptions about Greek life. By understanding Greek life’s true purpose, checking into the…read more

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Volunteering

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So you made it to college! You are finally finished volunteering with service groups and building your list of club memberships to make your college application shine. Now that you’ve been accepted at a university, why would you bother to keep volunteering for stuff? Well contrary to what a lot of incoming college students believe, continuing to build your repertoire of service groups, clubs, and other organizations in college is still important. It actually matters a lot! Volunteering can be key in developing your personal growth, as well as help…read more

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Freshman Involvement

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The first year of college can be without a doubt one of the greatest years of your life, yet at the same time it comes with many changes. For many students it is the first time away from home, and they have to learn to independently cope with many sudden changes. For others it may be a liberating and thrilling experience. At the start of every semester, schools hold events to promote student involvement and advertise for different organizations. Many colleges have organization fairs or school year kickoff functions that…read more

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Managing College Life

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The time has finally come. You’ve kissed mom and hugged dad goodbye, and you’re finally free! It seemed like this day would never arrive, but you’ve officially made it to college! Freedom! You are on your own for the first time with no curfews, chores, or house rules to follow. This is the feeling most incoming freshmen have during the first few days of college life. However, after a few weeks of classes, reality hits…. “Wait, what reality?” you might be wondering. The reality is you are in college to…read more

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