now is the wrong time to be a student at
What your tour guide won't tell you when you
visit the school is that seven years ago, a student
was driving drunk, crashed into a tree, and killed three
passengers in his car (the driver lived). Since then, the
school has never been the same.
The school now owns
the houses of the five remaining fraternities, and, let's face
it, at night on the weekends Colgate is more or
less dead. Take a walk around the quad or down
broad street and all you hear is silence. Eerie silence.
Unfortunately, four bars cannot support 2,700 students looking for night
I'm sure when there were 8+ frats and students
living in off-campus housing, Colgate was a really great place
to be. Now, almost everything is owned by Colgate, and
I really don't understand how people who aren't in fraternities
find things to do on the weekends.
Will Colgate ever
go back to what it was? Personally, I doubt it.
I only have one comment about the students at Colgate.
At the very beginning of my freshman year, President Rebecca
Chopp addressed our entire class and told us about the
tradition of the “Colgate hello.” Apparently, it used to be
a tradition that whenever two people crossed paths around campus,
they would always say hello. Ironically, this is the antithesis