“I’m a Loyola Companion” event to take place tonight

By Molly Heissner

Loyola First Year Companions will host an event, “True Life: I’m a Loyola Companion” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, allowing undergraduate students a chance to gain insight into their roles on campus, as well as a means to connect with a wider base of students.

The First Year Companions are a staple for first time, incoming students, on campus. Run through the Campus Ministry program, the Companions’ mission is to foster community among residents.

Along with weekly meetings and floor visits, the First Year Companions have an important role on campus, having the opportunity to assist new students, particularly freshmen, in assimilating into their new academic environment. The Companions are meant to be academic, emotional, and spiritual advisors for those in need of their assistance.

The event being held on Tuesday is rooted in the concept of what it means to be a First Year Companion. The activities planned emphasize the philosophies and lifestyles associated with being a Companion, as well as allowing visitors to ask questions with current First Year Companions.

“True Life: I’m a Loyola Companion” is an event part of the recruitment process for potential Companions for the 2012-2013 academic year. The recruiting process, which recently began, allows students to gain greater insight into what it means to be a Companion, while also educating potential candidates about the application process.

Free Pizza will be provided for those who attend. For more information about the event, please follow the Facebook link provided.


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