Russell Sage College is very well known for its traditions. My favorite would be rally. It's a competition between the classes to see basically, who can raise the most money for charity.
My favorite one is our Big and Little Program where an incoming freshmen or transfer students, they're automatically paired with junior or senior who matches up to you. Coming to a place where you know, no one, it's just going to be someone who's there for you.
We've got big trips that we do each year. So every fall, we take students to New York City. We bring them to Broadway shows, and then we do smaller trips, and maybe we'll go apple picking.
They also do trips to Boston, they do trips volunteering with local organizations, or doing a river cruise right on the Hudson River.
Within the Student Life Office, we've got a lot of different clubs that students can get involved with. But also, we've got fun events here.
The more events you go to, the more friends are going to make, the more connections you're going to make. Be sure to stop by all the club fairs or the career fairs. There's so many professional development opportunities, whether it's doing extra research, finding an internship. It's one of those things that you're just going to have access to because of how small the classes are and how great our staff is.
I've seen a lot of students really grow into their own and develop their voice through getting involved in student government. Becoming a leader in that way
You kind of have to dress appropriately. You have to mingle with people, have to have social skills, know how to manage your time.
I can't think of a place that's better than Sage to transition from you know, high school student to working professional.