As with any organization, fraternities and sororities have their own jargon. While the terms can vary from campus to campus and group to group, the following are standard in United States colleges and universities: 1. Active. A member of a fraternity or sorority who has been fully initiated into the group. 2. Bid. An invitation [...]
You know that getting involved in the social life on campus can help you make lifelong friends, develop your talents, and teach you valuable social skills. Being a part of campus life is a whole lot of fun, too. Joining up can often make the difference between a happy college experience and a miserable one.
Students appreciate using their fine-tuned writing and computing skills. There is a certain sense of relaxation in students here, who are laid-back, comfortable in their skin and free to be what they want. There’s also a spiritual thread across the curriculum and the students want to apply moral principles to what they learn.
Bates students are uniquely different from one another. They arrive to campus with surprisingly different interests and an insatiable curiosity. They are seekers. They don’t exactly follow the status quo. They leave high school personas behind and become socially and intellectually sophisticated students in an alternative style.
The heavy academic rigor channels the social life of the student body, composed Primarily of high school valedictorians. Comfortable in the world of ideas, these bright and self-directed students form a vibrant and diverse community of leaders. Bright, underprivileged students are well represented at Amherst.
Amherst College is an ideal setting for students who like to be a big fish in a small pond and love to learn. There are many talented equals on this campus, and yet all are noticed. Students will leave their brand and legacy. They are interested in almost everything they learn to be proficient at [...]
Social Psychology This interdisciplinary field draws on both sociology and psychology. It looks at the relationship between individuals and groups. Psychologists examine how behavior is affected by groups and institutions. Sociologists focus on small-group behavior and the ways that groups and institutions affect individuals.
The way the physical world works is central to the natural sciences. By contrast, the social sciences center on the way the human world works. The social sciences look at individuals and society—human behavior and the interactions people have with each other and with the institutions we’ve set up to organize our lives.