the sororities and basketball
Student Leadership Development Program (Sldp) is very popular even with myself. This is a program that if students choose to partake, they will be required to complete 20 modules by the time they graduate. These modules are like mini seminars where a guest speaker will come in and talk about school and career related topics. For example, one module could be about proper dress attire and good interview habits for when students go to inquire about a job. This program is geared towards molding students into leaders and to be well-rounded people by the time they graduate. There is also the Career Development Center where professionals will work with students with their resumes and all other career related topics. I am part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars here at SIUE and it is an invitation based program where only students who have shown great academic excellence can be invited to become members. If I am awake at 2am on a Tuesday it is because I am feeding my 2 month old daughter. I try to leave my studying for during the day. There is the SIUE block club party they host every Fall semester for new and returning students.
It's hard to say what is the most popular. It tends to be that whatever you are in feels the best and most pupolar to you, but it's all great!
I am involved in CAB (Campus Activities Board) here at SIUE and I love it! We host tons of events every sememster available free for students, faculties, and staff here like Friday Free Flicks, LiveWires (small concerts on campus), and commedians.
In the dorms a lot of people will leave their door open if they aren't up to much, and this is a great way to meet people as well!
I have met my closest friends in the doorms, social events, and in classes.
There are no Greek organizations. There are groups that try to be, but the city of Edwardsville has an ordinance that is strictly enforced of more than four unrelated individuals to live under one roof. If you do research on the relationship of the City of Edwardsville and SIUE it is very ugly. The state moved quickly to build the school and took farm land from some of the citizens. Still to this day, there is almost a full mile of empty land between the school and town, a strong tension.
The social life on campus is ok. Like I said you have to travel off campus if you want to do something. However the University does a great job at offering fun things to do. There are free movie Friday's and cookouts throughout the year. Springfest is the biggest event at SIUE. Their is a banana split served out of a canoe and a bunch more of activities.
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