As a member of Konosioni, our Senior Honor Society, I have the privilege of working with 25 other student leaders on campus to uphold Colgate traditions and plan events that benefit our surrounding community. After being selected by my peers to become a member of Konosioni last Spring, I remember the intense feeling of connectedness to students before me who had an opportunity to leave their mark on Colgate. Although we all come from different backgrounds and different areas of campus, we are all committed to giving back to the Hamilton community while preserving what makes Colgate so special.
As events like our Community Auction and Senior Ball rapidly approach, we thought it would be nice to work on some team building and get to know one another a little better. Any student at Colgate can rent out the Yurt (a large tent) located in the Beattie Forest Preserve that Colgate owns a few miles from campus. This past Saturday, our group arrived early in the afternoon to participate in low ropes course challenges, talk about our vision for the upcoming year, and perhaps most importantly to eat s’mores around the bonfire. We then spent the night inside the Yurt!
It was great to spend so much time away from cell phones and homework, but especially as a Senior I enjoyed the chance to get to know others outside of my usual social circles. I am looking forward to seeing what this group will accomplish, and I definitely recommend any group of students to spend some time at the Yurt.
Here is a picture of our group after the First-Year convocation ceremony, where we lead students up the hill into the Chapel before the start of the event.