Jordan Rogers '15 - Criminal Justice


After initially not wanting to leave his home, his friends, or his family, Jordan Rogers '15 made the decision to come to Curry College.

A junior criminal justice major from New Jersey, Jordan pressed his luck and waited to apply.

"I waited until the last day to apply because, well, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to leave home.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to leave all my friends and family behind.  But I eventually sucked up the courage and decided that, 'hey, this is for me.  I'm going to try to apply outside of state and see what happens.'"

The minute Jordan arrived at Curry he knew this was going to be the place he called "home" for the next four years.

"When I first stepped on campus I honestly felt like it was home.  People were so nice to me.  They opened doors for me.  They're all smiling.  When I saw the students they were all accepting of each other, asking each other questions.  And they made me actually feel like I was a Curry student even though they knew I was still a high school student."

Jordan knew he wanted to study criminal justice because many people in his family served as police officers or in other law enforcement roles.  After talking to professors that had experience in the field he knew studying criminal justice at Curry College would be the right decision for him.

"I always knew that learning outside of a book, learning from someone who has been in the field, who knows what it's like to be out there, and having my own first-hand experiences would definitely help me in my life."

Jordan carries many responsibilities while on campus. Between being a Resident Assistant (RA), building manager, and Orientation Coordinator he remains very busy. Having so many important responsibilities on campus has helped Jordan to grow as a person.

"I definitely think I've grown a lot.  The responsibility is a lot more than from when I was in high school. Right now I'm a RA so that's a whole new set of responsibilities.  I have to take care of a floor and take care of myself and balance school.  So sometimes it can be a little bit of a juggle but I'm definitely learning how to manage a lot of different things."

As Orientation Coordinator, Jordan chooses the staff of Orientation Leaders for the incoming first-year students. Having this role is especially important because it affects the future students. Jordan wants to be able to choose leaders that future students can turn to without hesitation. 

"When students first meet their orientation leaders, they're usually very quiet.  But it's the role of their orientation leader to get them comfortable with each other, make friends, participate in the different activities.  If students have any questions they should feel like they can ask that question without being judged or that they shouldn't ask - there is no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to orientation."

Jordan's advice to students is: "Go out and explore Curry for yourself.  Find what makes Curry special to you.  Curry offers a lot of things and I think that in order to get the full picture of what Curry is come to Curry and see how fun it is."


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