One of the many things Tyndale has taught me is that a university education is about more than getting good grades and getting the degree, though that too is important, but university education, in its entirety, is the process of understanding what it means to be humans. Part of this understanding comes from building connections with a myriad of individuals who help you grow, become more self-aware, and develop into a complete human being and a better Christian. That is my experience as a student at Tyndale, and the connections I have made will follow me into my professional and personal life for years to come. So, as the new semester comes upon us, I wanted to explore some of the many ways Tyndale students connect.
1. Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the Tyndale App, etc.)
While you probably do not want to use this method of connection during class, social media is used by both Tyndale students and faculty to stay connected with each other and keep up-to-date on the events happening around campus.
2. Clubs, Sports, and Student Council
There are a variety of clubs on campus for students to explore to meet like-minded individuals, expand their horizons and grow their personal networks. Whether you are interested in student leadership (student council), social justice (The Justice League), or Psychology (TAPS), varsity and intermural sports, etc., there is a club on campus for you! Plus, Tyndale encourages students to form their own clubs if they so choose.
3. Bible Study
We live hectic lives and keeping fellowship in the mix is vital to having a balance life. Attending one of the bible study groups on campus is a great way to get fellowship, broaden your horizons to different perspectives and stay connected with God through the craziness.
4. All-Rez/Commuter Events
Whether you are on residence or a commuter, there are social events hosted by Residence Advisors and others once a month to give students an opportunity to relax, connect and just have some fun. Plus, there is always free food.
5. Student Council Events
Tyndale’s Student Council is always exceptional in what they do, particularly their events. Once or twice a month they host an event designed to get students together for some fun and fellowship. The biggest event of the Tyndale year being Air Bands, which practically everyone attends, even if we have essays due the next day . . .
These are only some of the many ways Tyndale students connect with each other and, of course, in-depth discussions are everywhere around campus. If you have any additional ways you connect with each other we would be happy to hear them. Hope to see you in the fall!
BA Honours History Major
Senior Student Admissions Representative & Co-President of Tyndale’s Social Justice Group