While our list of traditions (Wilson College Traditions ) seems to be getting longer by the day, we will begin the process of winnowing it down to Wilson’s core traditions at our next few meetings.
The students on our committee have met with their classmates and discussed the traditions that are important to them. They have universally asked for more information about the traditions shared with them earlier. They have very few concerns about incorporating men into traditions, especially those of Big/Little Sisters, although some interest was expressed in keeping the Daisy Chain a women’s tradition.
We have had a lot of discussion about challenges to Wilson’s traditions and how current students struggle to combine their studies, off-campus jobs, work-study jobs, commutes, and (in some cases) raising children with participating in traditions that can be time consuming, costly, and often take place late at night or on weekends.