All college students can relate to the exciting and sometimes terrifying transition from high school to college, but only Auburn University students understand the impact a community can have on their college experience.
Although we come from different backgrounds, we have all fallen in love with the same place—a place that has taught us how to become adults, be a family, be responsible, make friends, love, and have the time of our lives.
As I and many others approach graduation, I am reminded of the hundreds of reasons to be thankful that Auburn University has stolen my heart and will always be my home, but here is a list of five:
1. Because of the person Auburn has helped me become.
Everyone says that college is the place where you get the opportunity to shed your old identity, start fresh and be who you want to be. This is true, but not every university helps you through the process as gracefully as Auburn.
The Auburn Creed has served as a guideline to help students through the process of finding their identity for many years, and it has helped me. It outlines the values that Auburn students believe in: hard work, education, honesty, sportsmanship, obedience to the law, human touch, and faith in country and God. This creed reflects what I believe and what I want to continue to believe after my time at Auburn is up.
2. Because of the lessons I have learned about community and family.
The phrase, “Auburn Family,” is not unusual to hear on and off the plains. No matter what type of life students come from, Auburn University teaches the meaning of family. The close-knit community, known for its friendliness, truly bleeds orange and blue. Whether it is at athletic event, a celebration of success or a tragedy, members of the Auburn Family stick together.
To read more, visit this website: http://family.auburn.edu/profiles/blogs/5-reasons-to-love-auburn-university?xg_source=activity.