My Hoosier Experience at Indiana University

 This might seem cliché, but I am writing my first blog for We Are IU, and my mind is going crazy with all the ideas I want to write about.  First, I want to let you all know, whoever you are, a little about me!

I am Kelsey Schurmeier, and I going to be a sophomore at Indiana University this year.  I am from a very small town south of Bloomington called Princeton, Indiana.  Coming into college, I knew I was going to be a science major in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU, but I didn't know exactly what.  I came into college studying biochemistry, but it just wasn't for me after the first year of college.  I am currently studying Biology with an Animal Ethics minor.

My freshman year at Indiana University was amazing.  I was involved with College Mentors for Kids, being the Batgirl for the IU Baseball Team, joined an amazing sorority, wrote for HerCampus online magazine, Little 500 Women's Timer, and many, many more activities.  

Going into sophomore year, I know how important it is to be involved on campus.  Herman B. Wells once said, "You can't make a small campus feel big, but you can make a big campus feel small."  I found this to be as I got involved on campus.  Getting involved as much as possible helped me feel more comfortable with the big campus feeling.  

This summer I worked for First Year Experiences as an orientation leader and plan to be involved with the FYAmbassadors program throughout the coming year.  Also this year, I plan on being involved again with the organizations I joined last year, and I'm also already on the Student Ethics Board (judicial board for IU students) and in the To Write Love on Her Arms.  

I really hope if you are already a student here have or will get an amazing experience.  There really is everything for everyone here from Dinosaur classes, riding bikes for Little 500, to working at the Assembly Hall.  Go Hoosiers!

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