In residential colleges, you will live, study, eat, and socialize with a set of students who will become dear to you. You will also find community in classes, cultural centers, student organizations, sports teams, and artistic pursuits. Special connections are often forged among students with similar ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, or political ideologies. You may also find that some of your closest friends share none of these traits with you. Yale is more than an institution of higher learning; it is a community composed of cultures and nationalities, passions and pursuits that are connected by their similarities and enriched by their differences. As such, the wide range of student groups on campus is astounding.