Substance Free

<p>You guys should definitely choose substance-free housing. Alcohol is a HUGE sin and even a few glasses of it will corrupt you and lead you on the path to the devil.</p>

<p>People who drink alcohol are all horrible people. They secretly connive to force alcohol down the throats of non-drinkers to expand their membership base. I bet if you live in normal housing they'll tie you up in your sleep and force-feed you alcohol. Either that, or they'll pour alcohol all over candy and then give it to you. Sorry, they just can't be trusted.</p>

<p>If I put down non-substance-free housing but would like to switch to substance-free, whom should I email? I tried Undergraduate Housing but received no response.</p>

<p>Ok... ok... I guess I will be fine if I can't switch. :D</p>

<p>I put sub-free just because i don't drink/smoke. That's not to say i wouldn't spend any time at the street. My friend is class of 09 and she put sub-free housing, but her floor isn't. I don't think it makes much of a difference, and it seems like a good number of people put sub-free and aren't super straight-edge/religious</p>

<p>This thread makes me very happy to have chosen substance-free. I was afraid I'd be stuck with all of the repressed kids with helicopter parents, but I've got no problem with any of the concerns raised in this thread. You could put me on a floor of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Amish and it wouldn't bother me one bit.</p>

<p>I lived in substance-free housing my freshman year because of parental pressure. None of the people I lived near was actively anti-substance use. Like others in this thread, they just didn't drink and didn't really want to live with others who did. I would say that substance-free kids do tend to be slightly less social, outgoing, popular (call it whatever you want) than the rest of campus, but on the other hand, no one will tag you as sub-free and write you off. There's definitely not a stigma. Another thing to bear in mind is that your lifestyle will probably change when you get to college. Even if you don't drink now, you most likely will pretty soon, and sub-free can make that somewhat inconvenient (especially if you want to throw a party). Finally, the rumor that sub-free rooms are better is false. All of that said, being in sub-free will not dramatically affect your freshman year experience, so don't worry too much about it. And to the people worried about proselytizers, they are few and far between.</p>