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OUS Greek Life: Kaine Brown’19 and Max Michael’19

By Nali Byrd '19 on November 17, 2016

Greek Organization
: Phi Kappa Tau
1. What inspired you to rush?
Kaine: I was inspired to rush because of the connections that I could make post-Colgate. I also wanted to meet more guys that would become my brothers.
Max: My friends and I thought it’d be a fun thing to do.

2. What has been your favorite thing about being in your
organization so far?

Max: Everyone in my organization. When I walk into the house, I feel like I’m somewhere where I am 100% welcome. It’s not a space where I look like everyone or have had the same experiences but at the same time I can feel that my brothers do genuinely care about me.

Kaine: My favorite thing about joining Phi Kappa Tau is all of the strong bonds I have developed. I have really enjoyed attending family dinners at the house, watching movies, and doing homework with my brothers.
3. What advice would you give to students who may be considering rush next fall?
Kaine: I would advise students who may be considering rushing to fully explore all of the options. It can be a time-consuming process, so I would say it is really important to get your work done early so you can just focus on having fun at night. While the process is stressful, it is also really fun, so just remember to enjoy yourself.
Max: Definitely do it. Like even if you’re not 100% sold on the idea it’s just a fun experience to go through and if you find a place on campus where you can find additional support then that’s lit!
4. What challenges have you faced if any and how have you handled these challenges?
Kaine: There are a lot of negative stereotypes about fraternities and what they represent. Dealing with people making assumptions about you when you say your in an organization can be hard, but at the end of the day you know what your organization represents and it is something to be proud of!
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Max Michael’ 19

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Kaine Brown’ 19


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