Letter from the Oberlin Quest Liaison
Welcome to the Oberlin College Quest Scholars Network chapter! We are a campus full of quirky visionaries and passionate intellectuals--a college with a dynamic and interactive community. Here, students have many opportunities to participate in activities and explore their academic, social, spiritual, political, and athletic interests. From Oberlin College Democrats to Quidditch, Obies do it all! Oberlin College is known for its rigorous academics. Historically, it is noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students.
The College is connected to a world-renowned conservatory. The conservatory was founded in 1865 and is the oldest conservatory in the United States. Oberlin produces musicians of the highest caliber. Many alumni can be found in the world’s premiere orchestras. Students receive training from internationally renowned artist faculty. Many students pursue the double-degree program, where by the end of five years, a student earns both a liberal arts degree and a degree in music. Some of our Oberlin Quest Scholars are in both the college and the conservatory. Due to the brilliant conservatory, college students enjoy concerts year-round.
The College is known for being one of the most vegetarian friendly campuses in the nation. Oberlin has a variety of dining options. A very unique dining option is the Oberlin Student Co-operative Association, or OSCA. OSCA is a student-owned and student-operated non-profit corporation that runs eight co-ops. Co-ops are places where a student cooks, dines, and cleans with other students. Each co-op has its unique community and initiatives. Oberlin also provides many housing options. From traditional dorms to program houses, an Obie will find a comfortable living space.
Oberlin is a truly fascinating place! In my experience, Oberlin has been an enticing and exciting place to learn and discover your true potential. A little about me—I’m Monica. I’m from Miami, Florida but I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. I’m currently a second-year majoring in Economics. I’m really excited to meet and greet you all. If you have any further questions, please contact me (don’t be a stranger) and I’ll try to answer them in the best of my ability.
P.S. Try spotting an albino squirrel on Tappan Square!
Monica Monsalve, Oberlin '15
Committee Chair for Chapter Development
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