Wednesday September 2,1987
Volume XIV, No.1
What Freshmen Need to Know
By Scott Wood
As Mom and Dad drive away,
so begins the life of a college
freshman. For many of the class
of 1991, this is their first time
away from home; away from
Mom doing the laundry and Dad
handing out the cash when
Other aspects of life will
change, too. Decisions will be re
quired without Mom and Dad to
help. Case in point: Rules and
Can you get a drink being
“No problem,” said sophomore
Ralph Bagnato. “Just find so
meone who is 21 and go to the
“Of course, you can get it, but
you put yourself in jeopardy,” said
Brad Bauhof, vice president of the
Student Government Association.
“No, they can’t,” said East Area
Co-ordinator Dottie Souder. “The
college has taken pro-active
measures to discourage on*
“You have to ask yourself why
you are drinking: peer pressure,
or maybe wanting to belong.”
“A lot of people have lake
I.D.’s,” said senior David Oliver.
“Drinking at Elon is just like
WELCOME BACK: Freshmen students and their parents go through the yearly ritual of buying books and
ivaiting in line. Freshmen moved on campus Sunday. Photo by Denise Dejerf
Drugs Do In TKE’s
The Tiu Kappa Epsilon fraternity, TKEs, has lost
its recognition by Elon College and its national
organi2ation for five academic years because of
drug-related rule violations.
According to authoritative sources, fraternity
members went to their annual “banquet” at Nags
Head last April. There, police were called to in
vestigate alleged theft at the hotel were th^ were
The police, searching rooms, found “substantial
evidence of drug use,” said Nan P. Perkins, direc
tor of public information for the college.
The Nags Head Police Department informed Elon
College officials of the investigation, and the col
lege asked for results.
Under the administration’s action, TKEs will not
be recognized as a fraternity, effective immediate
ly, said Ms. Perkins. Individual students will remain
in school, under the terms of the suspension, but
after Sept. 1992, she stressed, there will be no one
on campus who was associated with the fraternity.
A police source said that although there were no
police charges filed, there was evidence sufficient
for criminal prosecution. Police said there was “a
party atmosphere” that precluded charges being filed
against specific people.
any college; we’re human, too.”
said Val Zipf.
If you were a freshman again,
what would you do differently?
“Make sure I’d study and not put
things off,” said Bagnato.
“I would not have gone home
on so many weekends,” said Zipf.
“Wouldn’t be so shy,” said
The College Foundation Inc.
announced in August that out-of
state students are now eligible for
for College Foundation Inc.
educational loans. In the past 23
year history of the Foundation,
these loans were available for
North Carolina residents.
The North Carolina General
Assembly voted in May to
guarantee these loans to students
attending pwstsecondary institu
tions in North Carolina. The
students must meet other eligibili
ty requirements to receive the
N.C. Insured Student Loans are
for dependent or independent
students who show financial need
in order to attend their colleges.
For these loans, the Federal
government pays the interest on
the loan while the student is still
N.C. Supplemental Loans for
Students are for independent self-
supporting students who do not
See Loans, page 2
Can you break visitation?
“It’s possible, but it’s really not
worth the risk,” said Oliver. “You
never know who is going to be
knocking at the door.”
“It’s only breaking visitation
when you get caught,” said
“People will take advantage of
visitation,” said Dean of Students
How strict is Elon?
“Our system is one of honesty,
fariness and consistancy,” said
Jana Lynn Fields Patterson,
judicial co-ordinator. She recom
mends becoming very femiliar
with the student handbook.
Bauhof added, “If you want to
break the rules, you can, as long
as you only put yourself in
Whats’s special about this year’s
“Higher S.A.T. scores,” said
“Comes from a wider
geographical background,” said
President Fred Young.
“Looks smarter,” said Oliver.
What’s the number one
“Get involved,” said Bauhof.
“Get involved; don’t sit in your
room and get homesick,” said
“Get involved,” said Bagnato.
Is there hazing by fraternities
In mild forms, yes. In stronger
form, probably not for a while, at
Any faculty member has seen
red-eyed pledges, groggy from
lack of sleep, skulk into class late
in the spring semester But, last
year, the KA House and several
individual KAs suffered disen-
See Freshmen, page 2