Washington Times College Guide for Mormon Students: 6 Survival Tips

The fall of the freshman year can be tricky for any new student, but it can be especially tricky for young Latter Day Saint (Mormon) adults attending non-Mormon colleges.

You don’t drink alcohol, you’ve got a lot of Church responsibilities on top of your school and extra-curricular plans and your religion is one not many people know anything about, so let’s face it: it can be difficult at first. But it is doable and college will be a great experience if you keep these six tips in mind:

1. You don’t have to drink. Chances are, at one point during your freshman fall you’re going to be offered an alcoholic beverage or you may be the only person at a function who isn’t drinking and the little voice in your head will be saying, “Why not? Who cares about your religious commitments, this would be a lot more fun if you were participating.”

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