Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BackgroundInterview Date:March 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Private school in Fort Worth, Texas with a graduating class of about 350 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of Greek life, I participate in RPI’s Photography Club, and the School of Architecture’s National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS).
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I’d say Greek life has had a larger impact than the other clubs. Photography is something I do on the side. I don’t do a lot for NOMAS, which only meets so often. I originally wasn’t interested in Greek life due to my preconceived notions of what it would be like. Then, I started rushing because I was bored during my initial few weeks, and got to know and became friends with the brothers at my current fraternity. I knew if it was something I didn’t like I could drop it.