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6 Types of People You See in the Student Center

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hofstra chapter.

A college campus is the most diverse and best place to meet new and interesting individuals, especially at a big university like Hofstra containing about 6,840 undergraduates only, not even factoring in graduate students. Though, like the movie Mean Girls (2004) every campus has the same type of people.

These 6 types of people can be easily spotted the next time you walk through the student center.

The Social Butterflies

The social butterflies are the really enthusiastic and optimistic kind. They are really friendly and converse with anyone. They can be seen always socializing at the student center between their class breaks. These social butterflies are the ones who have the most friends and are always the best people to talk to about what is going on campus.

The Prodigy

These are those people every parent wishes their kid would be like and every student wishes they were. These people are involved in everything on campus from student government to any event on campus. They do not need to pull all-nighters like most people need to do, school is like second nature to him. These people can take 18 credits a semester, be involved in 4-5 clubs on campus, do research and internships, still manage to get 8 hours of sleep and still have a raging social life.

The Loner

The loner is the person who, as the name states, is always alone and all right with it. He/She can be seen eating alone and sitting at an empty table. They tend to be antisocial and content with staying as such. They prefer to keep to themselves and tend to have their headphones in while they are eating or studying to keep isolation.

The Freshmen

The freshmen are the easiest to spot since they stick out the most. They are the most adorable, young looking, optimist, and hopeful bunch of people. Everything is so new for them. They are enjoying and taking advantage of their newly found freedom. The stress of college, loans, and classes has yet to hit them. These freshmen can be seen walking around with their roommates and/or suitemates and lanyards of their dorm keys around their necks.

The Couples That Never Parts

There is always that one couple that can be seen together every minute of the day. For these couples, the world does not exist. Both are so content with each other that they do not need anyone else. They can mostly be spotted in a corner kissing or hugging. The term too much “PDA” (public display of affection does not even concern them.

The Sorority/Fraternity Clone

The sorority sister or fraternity brother is the person that is always and only seen with their pledged Greek house. They, for the most part, only associate with their own house, and always travel in packs of 4-5. They can be easily spotted representing their house letters on all the shirts/sweatshirts or sweats they wear. They are very dedicated and their sisters/brothers come before all for them. They can mostly be seen at tables at the student center setting up for fundraisers or organizing events for causes.

Yashwin Kaur is a new member of Her Campus Hofstra this semester. As a born and raised New Yorker, her hobbies include reading and traveling. She has been to England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, and India. She is currently majoring in Biology, Premedical Studies at Hofstra University. After graduating she plans to obtain her masters and attend medical school. Her goal is to become an Emergency Medicine physician. She is very excited to become a part of HerCampus and looks forward to an eventful year.
Coming from a small town in Connecticut, Hailey is a recent graduate of Hofstra University. She spent her time in school working as the Campus Correspondent for the Hofstra chapter of Her Campus where she led the chapter to a pink level status every semester she oversaw the chapter. She also served as the Personnel Director for Marconi Award Winning station WRHU-FM. While holding multiple positions at Hofstra, she was a communications intern at Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees Barclays Center and Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.