There are multiple reasons why every student should consider coming to Tarleton State but, my top three reasons go hand and hand: community, tradition, and pride. From the moment a student steps foot on campus, they begin to feel the sense of community present at Tarleton. Strangers will pass on their way to class and say hi. Professors will stop to ask about your day. Even the squirrels on campus seem to have no fear of anyone, and will run beside students on their way to dorms! The traditions here on campus are another way that students feel like they're apart of a large community and get the opportunity to participate in a ton of fun! Our homecoming bonfire, purple pancakes, and purple poo are all designed to get everyone together and excited for the school year. Pride, however, is something that is not taught at Tarleton. Pride is a byproduct of the amazing experiences the student body has on this campus. We are not a school that stands to say we have pride, we are a school that shows our pride every where we go. There is no question that Tarleton State has the best and most prideful student body in Texas. We love our community, traditions, and pride! We bleed purple.