by Neri de Guzman
There are certain behavior and characteristics that come with the term “college student” much more with the name “Atenean”. These expectations within a group are called social norms – the set of rules that govern how people interact with each other in a community. Norms can either be formal (written) or informal; it can also be subdivided into mores and folkways. Mores are rules that when not followed begets sanction or punishment, basically if one does not do this then that person is immoral. Folkways on the other hand are the less stringent rules of society, they are still expected to be followed but does not warrant much punishment if disobeyed.
By following these social norms, one may not only garner the respect and attention of his peers but also the pride and privilege of being one with the community. The first five on the list are the formal norms and the rest are the informal norms.
Rule 1: Never cheat.
Rule 2: Drug abuse is never the answer.
Rule 3: Never Plagiarize, even yourself.
Rule 4: Resist the urge to Vandalize.
Rule 5: Avoid PDA aka scandalous display of amorous behavior.
Rule 6: Always follow the dress code.
Rule 7: Be environment friendly (BYOB and CLAYGO).
Rule 8: Always, always respect the national anthem.
Rule 9: Avoid using curse words in everyday conversation.
Rule 10: Always wear your ID .