WHO ARE WE?

After 18 years of undergrad, it’s time to reflect on our community.

As some of you may know, this weekend Regent is hosting an event called Scholars Weekend. The staff and students at Regent will be welcoming over 100 college seniors onto our campus and into our community. This seemed like the perfect time to open up a discussion and ask our student body, “What makes a Regent student a Regent student?”

Students hammocking on-campus, Virginia Beach, VA, 2017. (Kendall Holbrook)

Students hammocking on-campus, Virginia Beach, VA, 2017. (Kendall Holbrook)

“You have to be hipster. No way around it.”

“Being a Regent student means being a part of a Christian community that is growing together.”

“You have to be home-schooled and married by your junior year.”

“Under the authoritative rule of The Geese.”

“To love Jesus, C.S. Lewis, and networking with all of your heart.”

“You must be well educated in the art of hipster coffee and all the different kinds.”

“They acknowledged the issues, but they wouldn’t settle to just talk about them. They would instigate change – positive, Godly change. This is what I saw to be the legacy of Regent.”

Students dressed as Martin Luther in front of the Chapel doors for Reformation Day, Virginia Beach, VA, Oct. 2017. (Sara Waits)

Students dressed as Martin Luther in front of the Chapel doors for Reformation Day, Virginia Beach, VA, Oct. 2017. (Sara Waits)

“It’s like normal college except instead of parties we have worship nights.”

“You post memes that somehow result in theological discussions.”

“Quirky, contemplative, & aspiring.”

“Regent University: Where Jesus is first, and the Meyers-Briggs is a close second. #ENFP”

“You have to drink tea or coffee every day and have a minimum of ten mugs.”

“Being a Regent student means going to one of the most prestigious Christian Colleges in America.”

“It means having friends who always seem to understand why we make mistakes…”

“To be a Regent Student means to be inexplicably afraid of Pat Robertson’s photograph, but want[ing] to pray with him in person.”

There are some definite themes here. So if you want to be a Regent student, grab your flannel shirt, start brewing your coffee, read up on your Aquinas, and find the perfect meme for your Meyers-Briggs type!



Renée Hogan is a Department Head for The Daily Runner.