Business major Logan Weisenberger briefly discusses growing up in Portland, Oregon, and his decision to attend the University of Montana. He recalls joining the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity chapter at UM despite his initial reservations about fraternities, and how he became its president. Weisenberger describes the duties of a fraternity president, the challenges his chapter has faced, and biases surrounding Greek life in regard to sexual assault and hazing. Noting that while the COVID-19 pandemic has made the upcoming academic year uncertain, Weisenberger notes that he believes COVID-19 will only be a temporary setback for Greek life. He discusses UM’s decision to shift to online learning in March as the turning point when the pandemic started to affect his daily life and influenced his decision to shut down chapter operations for the rest of the semester. Weisenberger lived in Missoula and Portland during the early stages of the pandemic and expresses his support for both states’ phased reopening measures. He says he believes daily life will go back to normal as long as people follow social distancing measures.
COVID-19 pandemic; Global pandemic; Public history; Western Montana; Coronavirus pandemic; Public health and safety; Missoula County; Montana public health; Social distancing; Masks; Greek life; Leadership; Phased reopening; Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; Portland, Oregon; Higher education, Sexual assault; Greek life, Sexual assault; University of Montana; Zoom
University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project, OH 475, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Weisenberger, Logan, "Logan Weisenberger Interview, June 30, 2020" (2020). University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project. 19.