As a graduate of a Jesuit Institution of higher learning, I have the utmost respect for the education I received at Canisius College.
My alma mater, one of 28 Jesuit institutions throughout America, is very unique due to their combination of academics, social activism, and liberal mentalities that are rooted in the Catholic tradition.
Here are some signs that you went to a Jesuit Institution:
At 11:34PM on a Saturday night, you are doing keg stands, bong hits, and lines of coke at a shitty apartment off campus. Or, if you went to a top end Jesuit school, some nice apartment off campus. Come the next morning, you are red-eyed, smiling, and in your Sunday best at the chapel on campus. For some reason, the line for confession seems to be out the door and into the quad.
You’ve slept with everyone on the Lacrosse team and are still considered prude by the standards of your classmates.
You’re parents are either really rich or really poor.
When you are invited to have dinner with the Jesuits, you are beyond excited to see where they live. You are then shocked to learn that they can drink you under the table and most are triple your age.
You arrive freshman year as a conservative or moderate Catholic boy or girl. You leave a liberal, left-wing atheist or agnostic with strong views against war, conformity, and organized religion.
You’ve slept with seven people on your floor – and your floor is not co-ed.
You have a $40,000 car at school, but everyone in the neighborhood where your school is located is living below the poverty line.
Last But Not Least ….
You got the best fucking education out there with the best bunch of kids!
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