- Class: Junior
- Major: Art/Art History
- Gender: F
- High School: The Hewitt School
- Transfer Student: Y
I think the size of gettysburg is perfect. I spend a lot of my time at servo, the dining hall on campus. It is a huge social area, and people sit there for hours eating meals. I also spend a lot of my time in the library. When I actually need to get work done I know to go to one of the upper levels, but if I have a small assignment and want to be distracted the first floor is quite a social area. There is so much school pride on campus. It's amazing to be around. I was a transfer from a school that had NO school spirit, no one went to the sports games, and no one really raved about it. I feel like everyone at gettysburg is just as much in love with the school as I am. The stands at every game are PACKED full of friends cheering and socializing. Its such a supportive environment. There isnt any other school that I would rather spend the next two years at.
The academics are very strong at gettysburg. the class sizes are small making it easy, and comfortable to approach your teachers, and you get to know your classmates.
Coming from a wealthy background, I do not personally feel that money is a huge issue on campus however when considering a student with less money, I can see how it may pertain to them. I have friends who are from different financial backgrounds than me, and participating in the same activities isn't very difficult. The student body is largely homogenious. It does not bother me, but being from New York City, one of the most liberal cities in the world, I am not one sided about anything. It bothers me a lot when the pro-life protestors come to campus. I am strongly, strongly pro-choice and I am a very open to others opinions. If the protestors came off in a different way it wouldn't concern me if they were on campus, however they scream, and as a woman on the campus I want to scream back. The beauty of freedom of speech. Four tables at Gettysburg: the football players. They are all the SAE, and ATO brothers- they stick together. It doesnt intimidate me at all, in fact I think its nice they are so close. As a team that is extremely important. The TKE brothers. I have never seen a TKE brother walking or sitting anywhere without ANOTHER TKE brother. They travel in packs. To class. To servo. To get their mail. I will be walking into an academic building and 10 TKE brothers will pass me all at once. They must all sign up for the same classes together. They all sit at the counter area on the upper level in servo. They don't face eachother, and sometimes don't even talk to eachother, they just sit and look out on the scene. I find it extremely amusing. ontop of the jocks, and the fraternity boys mentioned, there is a group of people that arent as social. I feel like they always sit together- they dress differently than the majority of people, they look different, they discuss different things...sometimes people wonder how they came about choosing Gettysburg. This next part is about to sound absolutely horrific. The last table is always African Americans. I feel like the non caucasian people at Gettysburg often times feel very inclined to do everything together. I think about it like this- if I went to a school that was 95% black, I am guessing that I would be friends with the 5% white people as well. It's 2008. We should be past this. But I guess a bit of 1960 is still within each of us. The majority of the student body is by NOOO means exclusive in that if a non white person were to sit at my table, I would not mind at all. I feel like THEY feel uncomfortable though.
The Best Things
the social scene. you will never find yourself bored at gettysburg. ever.
The Worst Things
the food. the food is HORRIFIC