Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus. Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom.
This annual program is “Choices,” and it offers freshmen a relaxed atmosphere to discuss such topics as healthy living, coping with stress, friendship, relationships, and – most importantly – how to make good choices. Next year, new sophomores will join returning sophomores for “Connections” (also known as “varsity Choices”), to help them navigate these tricky adolescent years and come together as a class. Both programs are part of our community life curriculum, which, simply put, is about teaching and ensuring healthy living.