- "My friend told me about Jackson State. His father came to Jackson and graduated. I didn't actually plan on coming to Jackson State at first. But, I had a friend girl who was coming here, and I told her that I'll come if I can get a full academic scholarship. So, I filled out the application, and I got the full academic scholarship.
Being from Chicago, surprisingly, the transition wasn't that big for me. The actual city itself is a little slower paced than Chicago, but being here on campus, it's kinda the same. Everybody is into the latest fashion and the latest gossip. Word gets around about anything in under 24 hours.
So, the transition wasn’t that bad for me. I just had to find a group of friends that could keep me going, you know, and help me thrive throughout my matriculation."
- Zach, senior psychology major from Chicago, Illinois