Campus Invasion: Alvernia University

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to go to Harrisburgh to attend a leadership bootcamp. It was an amazing experience. I got to meet many other presidents of mostlu upcoming chapters from all around me. That, however, is not what this post is about. This post is about the journey there.

I was approached by Dan Taylor about carpooling with other leaders, and performing a “campus invasion” at Alvernia University. It’s a small chapter, of only one person who is not incredibly active himself, at a beautifuly secluded campus deep in the mountains outside of Harrisburg. There were a couple roadblocks, but overall, the event was successful.

For starters, we ended up arriving around five o’clock, an apparently less than active time on the campus. This was due to a series of poor traffic conditions and unfortunate GPS malfunctions, both before and after picking up the other leaders. When we arrived, the weather was mostly chilly and wet, driving most of the students into their dorms an/or classrooms, which, of course, we would not have been welcome in entering unannounced. So already, we had a very small pool of people to approach.

However, most of the students there were very welcome to the ideas of liberty we were there to spread. In fact, every person we approached signed their name on the sheet. At one point, we approached two boys in mostly RealTree brand clothing (we knew they couldn’t possible be left of centrist, so we naturally cut a b-line straight for them). When they told us about a club fishing that they had started, and that they were pro-second amendment, we knew instantly that they were a good descision.

All in all, we ended up with nine signatures, which, in all honesty, was nine more than we had expected.

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