On campus, we talk a lot about privilege. Some of us think it has profound impact on our lives and the lives of those we go to school with. Some of us think that privilege is a myth. And still others don’t know what to think about the concept that has taken on a life of its own, specifically in the political arena.
But something I think we forget to acknowledge is that everyone on this campus holds a certain kind of privilege. We all share the privilege of attending an institution of higher education.
So my parting words to you this year are: USE IT.
Use the privilege afforded to you by this university. Use the privilege afforded to you by attending classes with experts in their fields.
Use the privilege afforded to you by going to class, participating in clubs and hanging out with other highly educated young people.