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Paul from Kentucky asks: “What does Gannon do to ensure that the students feel safe when walking to class after dark?”
Sarah Sgro, managing editor: As Gannon is an urban school, a lot of efforts have been made to make sure the students feel safe whenever they’re walking around campus. All of the pathways, like AJ’s Way, are well lit shortcuts so that you don’t have to walk all the way around certain city blocks. No matter the time, it’s not uncommon to see a Gannon police cars driving around campus, just to make sure everything’s okay. Also, if you’re out late for a class or a study session, you are always able to use Gannon’s GUEST service so that you’re not walking alone. Don’t forget the basic rules for walking around any city- stay aware of your surroundings, don’t walk alone late at night, and don’t talk to strangers.
Matt from Pennsylvania asks: “How prominent is the Greek social life on campus?”
Tyler Babcock, editor-in-chief: As a current Greek, I would say that it is relatively prominent, even though only 13 percent of the student population belongs to a social greek organization. You can find Greeks participating everywhere on campus, from various sporting events to large scale community service events such as GIVE Day and Day of Caring. The Greeks actively participate in Homecoming and also provide entertainment during Greek week with various competitions such as dance performances and Greek God and Goddess, a pageant style competition.
Sean from Pennsylvania asks: “What are the dorms like?”
Matt Kridel, assistant editor: Gannon has three residence halls for freshmen: Finegan, Werhle and North Hall. North Hall is the newest of the three, opening just this year. Freshmen in North Hall live with up to 4 other roommates in suites containing a private bathroom, a common area and up to three bedrooms. Finegan and Werhle are the older dorms. Freshmen in these halls share a room with one roommate and there are four bathrooms per floor. It’s not uncommon for freshmen to become very proud of the dorm they live in; residents of Werhle are often referred to as “Werhle-birds!”
Be sure to take a look at last month’s questions here.