- Class: Senior
- Major: Government
- Gender: F
- High School: Saint Joseph's
- Transfer Student: Y
I think the best thing about Quinnipiac is that not many people can say they've had a bad time there. While there might be a lot you don't like about the administration, or the problems on campus, most people leave having had a positive experience. While Quinnipiac is not very progressive socially, it is actually nice to be an activist on campus. It's not like you're at a school thats already completly progressive, you actually feel like your making your campus a better place. I think that Quinnipiac does have a long way to go in dealing with racial issues, classism, and homophobia. However, as a gay student, I've never been personally attacked. There have been times where homophobic things have been said in my presence without regaurd for my feelings, but for the most part I have felt safe there. I think one of the biggest controversies our school has dealt with have been the racist and homophobic attacks written on school property. These are qualified as hate crimes, I think most students feel as though they are not appropriate but there was not much protest against them. I would feel more comfortable if there was a bigger outrage against these acts, but I also recognize that I am surrounded by a lot of people who are simply apathetic to it.
I've really enjoyed my classes at QU. In order to have intellectual conversations outside of the class room you have to surround yourself with the right people. My professors have been a great aid in helping secure my future. They've helped me with graduate school applications and helped me to look for jobs.
I think that no matter who you are at quinnipiac, if you are social, you will be okay. I transferred in my junior year and lived with five girls. Coming out to them was scary, but they made me feel very comfortable. I believe that there are a lot of gay students at QU that do not feel as comfortable with being out as I do. I think that if you are a gay student looking to come to school here, you have to have the attitude that if being gay is going to bother someone, then you don't need to be friends with them. You will definitely find people who are above and beyond accepting, and you will have to learn to ignore the people who are not. I think the key to being gay on this campus is coming out as soon as possible. The longer people stay in the closet the more scared they get that they will loose friends. If you come out early on, then the friends you make will already have accepted you from the beginning.
The Best Things
It's beautiful and fun.
The Worst Things
More conserned with appearance than with health of students.