What made you choose ECU?
I had a bit of family influence; my mother went here back in the day. But I also choose ECU because it has a relaxed atmosphere that I knew would help me adapt to life in college. Going from high school to college is a big enough adjustment and I didn’t want to also have to deal with a stressful environment or a huge city. ECU is perfect for me. I’d never want to be anywhere else.
What was it like to be a new student and pledge a fraternity?
Being in a frat is great. It has provided me with an amazing group of friends that I can rely on to help me with any challenges I face. It took away pretty much all of my free time, but it also helped structure my time. I had two hours of study hall every day, I still had my classes to go to, and I had to help out with fraternity functions like building a float for the homecoming parade. But I think that being so busy has really helped me realize how to identify priorities and make sure I accomplish everything I need to.
What would you say to someone who is considering attending ECU?
It’s a fun place. Of course it’s a great school and all that, but what makes ECU special is the sense of community and spirit. This is such a friendly campus, and that really helps make everything better. People are kind to one another here. I can honestly say that I have never had a negative experience here. It’s great.
Has your college experience been what you expected?
As far as the classwork goes, it’s what I expected—a challenge. I certainly expected more free time. And I never thought I would be dribbling a basketball at five o’clock in the morning as part of a charity bounce-a-thon for my fraternity, but I did.