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Although the "college experience" is typically understood to revolve around the academic experiences had by students at their college of choice, it is realistically determined by the social engagements and relationships that students have fostered throughout their academic career. With that in mind, this research project utilizies Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics to analyze the importance of friendship among college students, and how friendship helps students to develop mentally and spiritually. Furthermore, this paper includes a proposal as to what Marquette University can do to encourage healthy friendships among students, as healthy friendships will not only help students but help Marquette University to keep in line with the Marquette Mission and the ideals of its Catholic and Jesuit roots.
college, university, Aristotle, friendship, Nicomachean Ethics, Marquette University, virtue, moral, goodwill, pleasure, utility, Marquette Mission, Catholic, Jesuit