College, as much fun as it is, can be a difficult and confusing time as well. I don’t know that those kinds of issues are always dealt with, and I wonder how students support each other through these times.
There aren’t necessarily systems
in place for that, which is why it’s all on us to make sure that each other’s needs are met and that no one feels neglected on this campus.
During my first year at Denison, I felt so homesick and as if I didn’t belong here, and probably no one here knew that.
I felt that I had to endure it on my own because everyone else appeared to be having a good time.
There were times where I felt alone in my struggles, and I don’t want that for my brother.
So, even though he’s very far away from Denison, I want this campus to acknowledge him.
Not him exactly, but your neighbor, your classmate, your friend – they are all someone’s sibling or daughter or the like.
Treat each other with respect and lift each other up when someone is feeling down.
The thing is, you might not even know that he or she is having a rough day.
That’s why you have to be attentive, patient and supportive at all times.
We may not look like the typical family – there’s a lot of us and we don’t all know each other. But most families know that even when they disagree, they will always have each other ’s backs. We forgive each other, even when we disagree over something significant. Denison is a family, so take care of each other the way you would your sibling.