Do any applicants on CC think eating clubs are cool?
It may be just me but do any other applicants here think that eating clubs are cool?
I see them as a uniquely-Princeton social outlet and I am very excited about them, if I am later admitted of course.
i actually think they're cool too haha! ik some of them can be considered elitist and exclusive and too "high-society" but for some reason i think that they are a very appealing social aspect to princeton! =]
tigerton- some are much more expensive than others. The University also helps those on financial aid with some aspects of paying for an eating club, but it doesn't cover social fees. You can also easily go independent, stay in the residential colleges, or join a co-op and still go out to the eating clubs on weekends, without having to pay for the price of membership. Eating clubs do centralize the "party scene" so that when you go out to the Street, you're always bound to see people you know.
Life at Princeton without eating clubs would be a hell of a lot more dull for many of us. They are definitely the single most important aspect of our social scene. There's a reason 75% of the upperclassmen are in an eating club: they're freaking awesome! Definitely join one! I, and many of my friends who are on financial aid, didn't think much of the extra costs because they're subsidized. It was my friends who were rich enough to not be on financial aid who weren't so sure they'd want to pay the couple grand extra. But it's definitely worth it - eating clubs rock. There are many social events that occur at the eating clubs that do not involve alcohol (such as lawnparties, semi-formal dances, etc.).
The hazing that goes on in the eating clubs is almost non-existent, especially among the sign-in clubs. Exclusivity? I was able to have fun at most of the eating clubs at some point in my freshman year, and I knew no basically upperclassmen back then. And again - sign-in clubs are completely non-exclusive.
On a side note: I think Conner Diemand-Yauman made great strides for our student-administration relationship, and hopefully it'll continue to get better. He was an amazing USG President, and it's no wonder that he won the Pyne Prize - the highest honor possible for an undergraduate (Justice Sotomayor won this when she was an undergrad): http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/a...ion=topstories
Last edited by randombetch; 02-10-2010 at 08:55 PM.
I think Conner Diemand-Yauman made great strides for our student-administration relationship, and hopefully it'll continue to get better. He was an amazing USG President, and it's no wonder that he won the Pyne Prize - the highest honor possible for an undergraduate
mike yaroshefsky is the current USG president though, right? I met him at FBLA, he's crazy nice