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Our chaplain often says that our church-relatedness is about what Austin College offers students, not what it asks of them. No required chapel or religion classes. Our student body actually is very diverse and students of all faiths are welcomed; students seems very eager to learn about all sorts of faith backgrounds. Many of our students are involved in churches and Presbyterian youth events through our ACtivator program, a traveling group that works with Presbyterian conferences, etc.
The vibe on campus isn't extremely religious. Good question though
There isn't a huge emphasis on religion. We have people of all different walks of life and all different faiths; everyone I've met is very open-minded about other faiths.
The church plays a very small role in student life. We know it exists but it isn't forced upon anyone who doesn't want to be a part of it.
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Written by Caitlin Graes
You will soon learn what students mean by the "Austin College Bubble." AC is separated from most of its host town by a set of railroad tracks, and by the fact that Austin College does not fit in with Sherman. We have our own atmosphere and space. The worlds on either side of the tracks have a mutual understanding of "we won't bug you, if you don't bug us," and it seems to work well. Sherman isn't a typical college town, and it has its quirks, but Shermanites probably think the little liberal arts school on Grand Avenue is pretty strange, as well. Since there's really no reason to go very far off campus except for an occasional meal, there isn't much casual interaction between students and Shermanites.
While AC and Sherman would like to ignore each other most of the time, the "bubble" walls are still pretty flexible. Sherman gets most of its art entertainment from the College, and Shermanites are good at supporting AC sports teams and student recitals and productions of plays. The Sherman Symphony is open to Sherman community members as well as AC students and professors, and it is under the direction of an AC music professor. The most common interaction between students and the Sherman community is in the form of servant leadership. AC students are known for volunteering through the Service Station, which connects students to needs in the community. Collectively, AC students clock more than 12,000 service hours a year in the Sherman community. This includes the Great Day of Service, the annual three-day campus-wide service event; Jan Serve; and the newly instated Green Serve. Organizations and Greek groups are constantly doing service projects in the community. With all of this giving back, it would be hard for Shermanites to hold a grudge against AC kids for partying too much, and while the two groups seem to not care for one another on the surface, they always support one another.
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