I’m generally not a drug user, and none of my close friends are, so it’s hard for me to answer that. However, I do know that if you’re someone interested in those things, it’s definitely easy enough to find. I’m sure a large majority of students take part in at least some drug usage.
As far parties, it’s the same way - it’s easy to find if you’re looking for it, and theatre parties and frat parties at cornell are definitely the most intense, I’d say.
On the opposite end, to answer another anon question that I have in my inbox, if you want to avoid that scene, it’s really easy as well. I don’t think Ithaca is really a huge party school, I’d say it’s kind of in between. If that’s stuff you’re not comfortable with, it’ll still be easy for you to avoid it and find likeminded people.
To both anons: Good luck, and thanks for your questions, and be safe! Remember that all that stuff is illegal, I feel the need to make sure it doesn’t seem like I’m condoning any illicit behavior :)#Anonymous #drugs #drug usage #party #party scene #Ithaca #Ithaca College #questions #college #straight edge #hard core #alcohol #college life
First of all, I just want to apologize to everyone for not really being on tumblr lately, and thus not having a chance to answer all the questions or post the stuff that has been submitted.
Anyway, as someone who identifies with the LGBTQ community myself, I’ve found Ithaca to be very welcoming. There’s several GSA/Gay Rights/etc groups on campus, and I feel as though being part of the community is really common and no one really even questions it.
I’m sure there are some people who are terrible about it, but I certainly haven’t had much, if any, exposure to them. Ithaca is really welcoming in general, and I think you’ll easily find people who support you and make you feel safe.
There’s also LGBTQ support available through the health center/psychological services, I believe, to help any students who are struggling or want to be directed to other resources and groups!#Anonymous #gay #lgbt #ithaca #college #ithaca college #campus #friendly #services
Whoops, I haven’t really been on tumblr much lately, so I’ve been terrible at running this blog.
Anyway, yes, there’s people of many cultures here at Ithaca. I’ve known a few people from Pakistan, someone from Sri Lanka, people from various other middle eastern countries, and plenty of people from other Asian countries. I can’t speak to any exact numbers, but they are around!
Okay, can I just say how much I love that this blog is becoming a resource for prospective and future students? Like, that makes me so unbelievably happy since it makes me feel like I’m doing something somewhat useful with my life, even if it’s just running a silly little blog!
I definitely really love all the people I’ve met here. Obviously depending on your major and personality you’re going to meet different people, but I’ve found that it’s so much easier to make genuine friends here. It really helps that you’re all going to a school that you CHOSE to go to, rather than because you ended up in the same geographic area by happenstance. Also, it’s a legitimately beautiful campus. It can get a bit snowy or all around depressing, but even when it’s rainy, being able to look out from certain spots and see the lake is awesome. On a similar note, the town is really great. Maybe not the most exciting place in the world, but it has a lot of really cute shops, some pretty good restaurants, and it’s pretty beautiful.
The one piece of advice I have is to come in with at least a bit of a plan of what you want to do and what classes you want to take over the course of your time in Ithaca. If you’re going into a field where an internship is important, keep that in mind now - not all of the advisers really emphasize the importance of at least having an idea. Everyone says it’s okay to not know what you want to do until your second year, but I don’t think that’s true. At the very least, have an idea and a backup plan by the beginning of your second year. I promise it will make thinking about the future a lot less stressful. Registration for classes can be one of the most terrifying, stressful things ever because so many classes require overrides or fill up before you can get them, and Homeconnect is pretty awful. But as long as you plan ahead, you should be alright.
Also, definitely make sure to ask around for opinions on professors. In my department specifically I’ve noticed a lot that there’s either really fantastic professors or really terrible ones, and not really any inbetween. It can be frustrating, but I’m totally okay with having a couple bad professors if only because I’ve had so many amazing ones here as well. If you let me know what major you’re planning on heading into, or what things you’re considering if you’re exploratory, I can probably give you a bit of advice regarding that as well!
Anyway, I pretty much just love everything about being here. It really is home for me, and I know it’s that way for many other students on campus as well. I really hope it lives up to whatever your expectations are, and I’m more than willing to continue to be a resource for information, opinions, and advice whenever necessary (this goes for everyone reading this blog, especially other prospective and future students!)
Hope that helped!#Ithaca #College #Ithaca College #freshman #incoming students #campus #beautiful #happiness #little things #littlethings
I’ll talk to the people I know, but in the mean time, I’ll publish this, so anyone following me can give you answers as well :)