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justthatgood
11:41 am - "Substance Free"
I'm filling out my room assignment sheet and the description of substance free housing is really vague - restricting "other lifestyle choices". All dorms ban smoking and drinking. What is the real differance between substance free and regular? I was hoping you all could give me some insight.

thnx

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From:lucidpsyche
Date:April 9th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)

There's not really a difference.

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I'm living on a subfree hall -- generally, more people who don't generally drink live in substance free. It used to be the halls that ban smoking (the rule changed like ... last year or the year before).
From:simplyfabulous7
Date:April 9th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Question for you:
What are you putting down as your ideal roommate? That's the part of the form that is stumping me. I don't even want a roommate.
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From:justthatgood
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)

lol

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me ideal roomate is something like "female, 5'6", 110, long legs, wonderful physique..."

but i dont think that's what they mean
From:simplyfabulous7
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)

Re: lol

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I know!!! I was going for "male, 6'3", Ralph Lauren model," but I don't think they would find that very amusing!

I guess I'll settle for a female with similar interests, but I like our ideas better!
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From:justthatgood
Date:April 10th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)

hmm

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ya, you might get a female roomate for like - a day. the fact that you are a guy would be harder to fake in person
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From:simplyfabulous7
Date:April 10th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
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I think it would be the best thing...at least for frosh year. :-)
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:April 10th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
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mmmph. I was a Dorm Counselor my freshman year.

Substance free can vary from hall to hall. As someone mentioned, this is the first year that the dorms have been smoke-free (they have always been alcohol-free).

Basically, at the beginning of the year, each substance-free hall defines what "substance-free" for their hall will mean. Usually it would be things like maybe no loud drunkeness, or something like that.

The thing is that there's really no penalty for breaking the substance-free rules that are informally set by the hall.

In my experience, there are two types of substance-free halls:

A) halls full of nice girls/guys who are pretty chill and uninterested in drinking. Instead they get involved in other social stuff and usually are really close as a hall because they sort of band together and find fun stuff to do.

B) halls full of kids whose parents checked "substance-free" on the forms for them and who have NO intention of being sub-free. These halls aren't much different from a normal hall. This type of hall could also be people who think they want to be substance-free but later change their minds and start drinking.

It's kind of a toss-up which one you'll get. Basically, there's a chance that you'll have a quieter, cleaner hall. There's also the chance that you won't, but if it's something that appeals to you, it's worth a shot.
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:April 10th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
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I meant to say, "I was a Dorm Counselor my junior year." ha.
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:April 10th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
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haha I was thinking that too. Whereas the hall beside me was mostly A and like half those girls transferred because their DC was a bitter bitter person.

I can't believe we're graduating either... :( We need to hang out more!
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From:breathesgelatin
Date:April 10th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I am. I was on the front corner hall, 3rd floor.

heh. :P

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