Michael Miley

Fraternity: 

Chi Phi


Position/Involvement: Vice President, Chi Phi; IFC Co-Director of Philanthropy

Background:

Hometown:

Opelika, AL

High School:

Opelika High School

Class:

2018

Major:

Biomedical Sciences Major/Pre Med

 

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Why did you join a fraternity?        

  • For the instant and long lasting set of friends, as well as the many leadership opportunities that come with being in a fraternity.

One of the biggest concerns of incoming freshman and their parents is the financial aspect; do you feel it was worth paying the average of 1500 a semester?     

  • Definitely, this money goes to many different aspects of funding the fraternity, such as meal plans, philanthropy events, and other basic maintenance costs, not just parties. 

Another concern of a lot of parents is being able to balance fraternity life with academics, what advice would you give to incoming freshman to help them enjoy all aspects of college while maintaining good grades?

  • School always comes first, so don’t be afraid to miss something because you need to study for a test or work on homework, there will always be other events. Being in a fraternity can be a big time commitment sometimes, so stay on top of your work and manage your time wisely. 

What do you think/what are the benefits to joining a fraternity?

  • There are countless benefits, from the friendships you make, to academic support, and the countless leadership opportunities available. I was able to get involved in chapter leadership, as well as on IFC cabinet my freshman year.

What do you enjoy the most about your fraternity?

  • The sense of brotherhood, I have made some of my best friends through Chi Phi.

What is the biggest lesson (or two) that being in fraternity has taught you?

  • Being able to manage my time effectively and work well with others to achieve goals.                      

If you could go back would you do it again?

  • Absolutely!