Harding students have so many great things to take advantage of on campus, but we let them slip by all the time. There are tons of campus events going on, not to mention the many little things about the college experience that make Harding a great place full of opportunity.
Sporting events are often passed up. The students who play on the teams are most likely the best athletes you personally know, and you can attend games for free thanks to your student ID. The Harding Lady Bisons basketball team is ranked fourth in the nation by WBCA. Basketball attendance is definitely higher than the other sports, but we have more than just two great basketball teams on campus. If Harding students would take advantage of these free sporting events, we could have a similar atmosphere to that of the Rhodes at Jerry Moore Field, First Security Stadium and Stevens Soccer Complex. Do not take this free entertainment for granted.
Not only are the sporting events great, but the people at Harding, especially your professors, are some of the best you will ever meet. They are here for you. Yes, they make a paycheck while doing it, but they want to help you out.
We attend a university full of Christian people who want you to succeed, and this cannot be said about every university in the United States. Go to your professors, ask them for help and build lasting relationships with them. Relationships are such a huge part of the Harding experience; don’t let these chances to create bonds with professionals like your professors pass you by.
Speaking of relationships, this is pretty much the last time that you will have thousands of people surrounding you who are in the same phase of life as you are. Once you get out of college, it is a lot more difficult to build these relationships. College is the one time when you can meet new people all the time and slip into new friendships with ease, and I think that is pretty cool.
Last, but not least, get involved. There is so much to do on campus. Join a club, volunteer, get an on-campus job or go on a spring break mission trip. When is the next time you will be able to jet off to Jamaica for a week? Not only are there tons of events going on, but there are so many organizations and opportunities that can expand your horizons.
You have the world at your fingertips at this point in life, and I am a firm believer that there is something occurring on this campus that can help you better yourself and maybe stretch your comfort zone.
Everyone else has tons of classes too, so there really is no excuse not to join in on something that could improve your resume or just make you a more friendly, outgoing and well-rounded person. Netflix will still be there when you get done.