There are some pretty weird myths floating around out there about what Christian college is really like. Some of them are funny, others are ridiculous, and others are close to being true but still miss the mark. How do you tell if what is being said about Christian college is valid or not? You keep reading this post! Here are my top 7 myths about going to Christian college.
7) Christian Schools are Cults: No. Most Christian schools, Trevecca included, are very welcoming to all people from all sorts of different backgrounds. Not to mention we at TNU are extremely involved with our community and the world outside our campus.
6) Ring by Spring: Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that engagements and marriages happen way more frequently at Christian schools, but this isn’t as prominent as people may think. I promise. And no matter what you hear, YOU WON’T BE CONSIDERED A FAILURE IF YOU AREN’T MARRIED BY AGE 20.
5) Social Gatherings Consist of Awkward Standing Around and Tobymac Music: No. Just no. This is false. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we threw a dance party in the library after hours last year, and there was no Tobymac music. Not that I have anything against him.
4) People Walk Around Hugging Each Other All the Time: Oh wait… this one’s actually true; moving on to number 3.
3) You Will be Judged When You Mess Up: We all mess up. Can’t stop it. And I’ll tell you what, I would much rather mess up at a Christian school with a Biblical support network than anywhere else. You won’t be judged in the slightest for that.
2) Most Christian Schools Only Have One or Two Strong Departments: I have heard people outside of the church saying this all the time. Let me assure you, they have NO idea what they are talking about. Take a look at TNU, for example. We are strong from head to toe. Don’t just take my word on that; find out for yourself.
1) Fun is Not Allowed at Christian Schools: This may be the most ridiculous myth of them all. I have way more fun here than I did at public school. Just because we choose to live to a higher calling above drugs, alcohol, wild parties, and free sex, doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. In fact, it is my personal opinion that our choice to live above those things enables us to have a whole lot more fun. We do absolutely crazy (in a good way) things here and it’s awesome. Trust me, my first week at TNU, I helped steal a giant stuffed horse from a girls dorm and held it for ransom with my suitemates in return for breakfast cooked to our liking, and ended up on the front porch of Dan Boone’s house as he signed the contract the girls made for the return of their horse. You just can’t make that stuff up.
If you think of some other good ones, I’d love to hear your comments!