The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life.
Q: What’s one way in which you guys feel you’ve become more connected with campus this year?
A1: When I was a freshman, there were a lot of people I looked up to and aspired to be like. One cool role that I’ve gotten to take this year as a junior is that of a mentor. I’m an RA, so I’ve gotten to mentor some of my freshmen, and I’ve liked helping them and some of the incoming freshmen in my fraternity get involved and connecting them to different organizations and campus resources. I want to help them grow and get what they want to get out of the next four years and help to point them in whatever direction they want to go.
A2: I’ve gotten to talk to more people with the #webelonghere movement. I’ve been seeing new perspectives and getting outside the organizations I’ve been involved with the last couple of years, and that’s been eye-opening.
Q: What do you think can be done to spread awareness for the #webelonghere movement?
A2: I know that I’ve been trying to talk more with my friends who are in it and find out more about it. I think it’s something people need to talk about with their friends, even if it’s uncomfortable or not typical dinner talk. I think that could make a big difference.