Our curious and passionate students are actively involved in everything they pursue—academically, personally, and socially. Hear what students are saying so you can get a glimpse of what it's like to be part of our lively and engaged community of learners.
History and English Double-Major
Education: Park Hill South High School Parkville, Missouri
Organizations: Truman State University Equestrian Team, Pershing Society, Windfall Literary Magazine, Joseph Baldwin Academy Preceptor, former Index Editor and Columnist, Apprentice Historian
"My favorite part of Truman is the student network I’ve made while here. I’ve made connections and met incredible people who share a similar love of learning. I spend a lot of time at the University Farm riding horses and attending events put on by the residence halls and SAB (Student Activities Board). There’s always something to do, whether it’s watching movies with friends or eating sushi on the square. Kirksville may be small, but it’s full of good people and fun things to do."
Education: Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences, Kansas City, Kansas
Organizations: Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic culture and literary honor society), Phi Alpha Theta (history honors society), Math Tutor at the Center for Academic Excellence
"I attended a commuter school during my freshman year close to my hometown, but I quickly realized that I wanted a more traditional, liberal arts college experience. In my search I stumbled upon Truman and was impressed by its academic reputation. I feel that in all of my classes, everyone, including faculty, is just as excited to learn and participate as I am. I’m not sure if that’s something you find at every institution."
Linguistics and German Double-Major
Education: Homeschool, Owensville, Missouri
Organizations: Campus Christian Fellowship, Bike Co-op
"For me, life here is slower than you might expect. It’s stressful, as all colleges are, but there is a lot of fun here too. Kirksville also holds a lot of surprises, most of which are rather fun. I go to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, and I also find places to stargaze. Kirksville has fewer city lights than other college towns, and the light pollution is considerably less.
Psychology Major/Statistics Minor
Education: Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Organizations: Student Senate, College Democrats, Sigma Alpha Iota National Women's Music Fraternity
"The faculty are approachable and work hard to make your educational experience as rewarding as possible. My professors have always been more than willing to work with me and they are all extremely dedicated to teaching. The students here are also special. Students at Truman come from all over the world and getting to know some of them opened my eyes to new ideas. The students here are very academically minded while still able to have fun. That means that as a student, you have peers in your classes that care about the coursework, but are really fun to hang out with on the weekends."