University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project

Carter Moffitt Interview, June 26, 2020


Carter Moffitt


John Stefanek



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Montana State University undergraduate Carter Moffitt briefly discusses his background growing up in Boulder, Colorado, and his decision to attend MSU to pursue a degree in environmental engineering. He talks about joining Greek life during his freshman year and why he chose MSU’s Kappa Sigma chapter. Moffitt describes his decision to become the chapter’s president, as well as the responsibilities and challenges of the position. He recalls his decision to stay in Boulder with family during the COVID-19 pandemic after MSU switched to online classes, then returning to Bozeman to work during the summer. Moffit notes that living in Bozeman in the fraternity house during COVID-19 in May and June was calm compared to living in Boulder during the first two months of the pandemic. He describes his leadership methods during the pandemic and plans for the upcoming academic year as MSU transitions recruitment efforts online. Moffitt talk about how Montanans, especially younger adults, can show compassion for others by wearing masks and following social distancing measures as the phased reopening continues, especially as Montana sees a spike in COVID cases.


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Document Type

Oral History


COVID-19 pandemic; Global pandemic; Public history; Western Montana; Coronavirus pandemic; Public health and safety; Missoula County; Montana public health; Social distancing; Masks; Black Lives Matter protests; Boulder, Colorado; Bozeman, Montana; COVID-19; Environmental engineering; Fraternities; Greek life; Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Kappa Sigma H.Q.; Leadership; Montana State University; Online classes; Phased reopening; Recruitment; Sexual assault; Social probation; Zoom

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Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project, OH 475, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 475-009

Media Type

Moving Image; Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP4 (00:47:42 min.): digital + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

video/mp4; application/pdf

Run Time

00:47:42 minutes

Local Filename

OH_475_009.mp4; OH_475_009.pdf

Carter Moffitt Interview, June 26, 2020