So you got into an Ivy League school? Congratulations!
You’ll want to fit in, so to get you up to speed, here is a list of things you are not allowed to say during your time in school:
– I feel that my years of experience living as a woman or minority qualify me to discuss women and minority issues with at least as much authority as a white male.
– This student activity happens to be a feeder for many prestigious jobs after graduation, and all of the people in the club happen to be men. Don’t you think that’s a little strange?
– If everyone knows that this Computer Science class requires 50 hours a week of homework, then why can’t they break it into two semesters with only 25 hours a week of homework?
– Since I do not have 2 wealthy parents — including one who stays at home full time — as my support system, I was wondering if you might have any sort of institutional supports for students?
– It’s my second year. Shouldn’t I at least meet my academic advisor?
..and finally, never under any circumstances speak the following words:
– I don’t know.
– I need help.