A note of warning: I'm only about mid-way through the novel. Â However, I do currently attend a southern university, though not prestigious as Wolfe's in IaCS. Wolfe--as he has in past novels--gets a lot of details brilliantly correct, but he's not without a few glaring social errors. Â His details did impress me, beginning with Charlotte's first hall meeting. As a Resident Assistant, I was surprised, pleasantly, to see how accurate his depiction was. Since reading the scene I've spoken to a few RA's who read the excerpt in Rolling Stone. Â More than just tickling us because the novel includes an RA, we were impressed by the RA's depiction. Yes, she cares about her residents, but she's not losing sleep over them either. Â Socially, his categorization of groups would be more appropriate in a high school setting rather than on a university. Disdain among social groups is much more prevalent among mid-teens than on college campuses. In my experience, a university's "Geeks," "Greeks," "Jocks," etc., though sometimes split into groups, easily manage to co-exist. If the groups do interact it's generally in a positive manner. As with Charlotte, residents are often paired with roommates who are from entirely different backgrounds--which causes bridges among those separate social groups. Classes force students to bridge those groups as well. It's really not unusual to see a "prep" with a group that's "hip-hop" or a student that is into, say, the Libertines, studying with a frat. Â I was particularly interested, and dismayed, in Charlotte's character. Gorgekko mentioned out of touch she is made out to be, and I agree. Though I've met students who have never been out of state before, they've all seen a little cable television, and none are overly shocked at the actions of their peers. If Charlotte had seen one episode of Jackass little of this would have been a surprise to her.