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An Interview On
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Background

Interview Date:February 2019

Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Public school in Pittsburgh, PA with a graduating class of about 300 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Majors: Double Major in Sociology and Africana Studies
Minors: None
Extracurricular Activities: I [have had leadership positions in] Model African Union, I’ve participated in theater on campus, I work for Writing Fellows, and I was a member of a fraternity and am not anymore.

Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
Theater has been great in terms of taking up an artistic passion that I never thought I would be interested in. Writing Fellows has helped me be a better student and a better writer. It also helped me with figuring out how college works and how professors expect assignments and readings to be completed.

Did the fraternity have an impact on your experience?
Coming in I very much felt a pressure to join a fraternity because it does give you a certain status. I did meet people through the fraternity, but most of the friends I made through the fraternity I didn’t stay friends with after I left.

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