Being Mormon at UW-Madison

Being Mormon at UW-Madison poses challenges, yet grants opportunities for Mormon students to strengthen their faith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' doctrine strictly prohibits sex, drugs and alcohol.  At a school with a prevalent party culture, Mormon students at UW-Madison face an environment counter to their religious teachings.

Lisa Chang, a UW-Madison freshman and life-long member of the Mormon Church, said abstaining from drinking inhibits her ability to meet people on campus.

"I think it is because I don't drink or party that it's so much harder for me to find friends, because that's where you meet people here," she said.

Chang said attending a public school with a heavy party scene, instead of a Mormon affiliated school, challenges and strengthens her faith.
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