Chemical engineering major from Topeka, KS
Both of my parents went to K-State, so I always came to games. When I visited I really saw the family atmosphere and friendly professors and students who were really open. It seemed like everyone at the university genuinely cared about me.
At first, I was really against joining a fraternity. But after taking the time to visit different fraternities, I realized that Greek life offers a community atmosphere, and it allows you to connect with people who are similar to you. Some of the things I enjoy most are intramural competitions and being able to compete with my friends in the house. It is a really good brotherhood.
Transitioning to college life
The hardest part about coming to college was having to do homework on a regular basis. In high school you don’t have to spend a lot of time on homework. Having a really good library on campus that is open 24/7 and having support around you is a pretty great thing.
Outside of class
I really like to hang out and get to know new people, and I’m able to do that with pretty much everything I’m involved in at K-State. The updated Rec Complex is a really cool place to go workout. Some of the new features, like the climbing wall, are a lot of fun. Also, I play the piano and am currently taking organ lessons from the music department here. It is really fun to be able to play for my friends and fraternity brothers.
Before I came to college, I never used a planner. But since I’ve been here, I’ve gotten used to using my calendar on my phone to manage my time every day. I schedule time to do my homework to stay on top of my studies, so I have time for fun with my friends.