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Old 01-21-2022, 10:17 AM
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Random sorority house stuff

Since this is an interesting topic Iím researching in my free time, I thought Iíd share the interesting finds.

Alabama old and new houses (from 2016): https://www.al.com/entertainment/201..._2016_the.html

Alpha Gamma Delta Butterfield House at Syracuse (named after its architect, AGD founder Emily Butterfield). https://alphagammadeltahousing.org/our-story/

Ole Miss sorority renovations (recent). http://www.invitationmag.com/post/so...ow-renovations

Job shadow with a sorority house mom: https://jobshadow.com/interview-with...ity-house-mom/

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Old 01-21-2022, 09:06 PM
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As someone who went to a school with no houses, the elaborate southern houses never cease to impress me!
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Since this is an interesting topic Iím researching in my free time, I thought Iíd share the interesting finds.

Alabama old and new houses (from 2016): https://www.al.com/entertainment/201..._2016_the.html
Holy cow.

My husband and I live in New Orleans, and evacuated to Tuscaloosa after Hurricane Ida. I insisted on taking a drive around the University of Alabama campus while we were in town. I'd read (mostly on GC) about these ginormous and beautiful fraternity and sorority houses (and huge chapters - where I went to school, total was 80), and wanted to see them with my own eyes. (My husband, who never joined a fraternity, thought I was nuts. But I would've driven over by myself - for crying out loud, I own the car!)
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:42 AM
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https://www.al.com/entertainment/201...he_new_13.html

Phi Mu at Alabama. This article is neat because it answers some of the questions like, how do you have chapter with 400 girls? And where do they all eat? Thereís a photo of the unbelievable chapter room, and the article states the dining room can hold 200. The other cool thing about this design is that they incorporated symbols like the quarter foil (sorry if I butchered the spelling) into the design.
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for posting these *winter*.
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:20 PM
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As much as I love to gawk at the Alabama houses, on an in-person visit, they're a bit much. The grandeur overwhelms the lots, and they don't feel human in scale. This is especially true of the Gamma Phi Beta house, with its four above-grade stories. I prefer Ole Miss's and LSU's sorority row. The redone Ole Miss houses do a great job making the facades still feel like houses rather than castles, even when there's a ton of room inside.
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:44 PM
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When AGD, ADII and DDD moved over by DG, that freed up a lot of space on the row. With other moves, you have 3 new houses where 6 were before with a partial one on another lot. And the 4 new lots with DG were never sorority houses but rather dorms so those lots were bigger. but yes, they fill the lots though they mostly did before as well. There is no parking on the row now that there is a parking deck in the middle of the area.

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Old 01-24-2022, 03:54 PM
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https://4hhousealumni.com/about.php

This is 4H House, which is a cooperative living facility at the University of Illinois that offers a sisterhood type experience for women from a 4H background. To my knowledge, itís the only residential 4H facility of its kind.

It began as a way to offer lower cost living alternatives to women who came to college from farming communities who didnít have a lot of money for housing but werenít in a position to commute. It has evolved into something quite lovely, and reading about the alumnae, it seems that the women developed lifelong friendships (and some amazing careers. Interestingly, every recent alumnae profiled had a job lined up at graduation, so perhaps industry connections as well?)
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Old 01-24-2022, 04:00 PM
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Univ of MN also has Clovia, another sisterhood with roots in 4H. They have a house. This is the beta chapter.
Alpha chapter is at Kansas State and they are housed.
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Old 01-26-2022, 12:21 PM
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That was fun reading- thanks!
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:22 PM
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Since this is an interesting topic Iím researching in my free time, I thought Iíd share the interesting finds.

Ole Miss sorority renovations (recent). http://www.invitationmag.com/post/so...ow-renovations
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Am I recalling correctly that Ole Miss greek homes used to only host chapter meetings, and possibly were living quarters for a very limited number of chapter executives?

If so, what made this campus change their style of greek living, and when did it occur?
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:45 AM
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I can do more research when I have time but I know the DG house is very old....and the above article says the original KD house was built in 1927 - the others in the article in the 50s and 60s.
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Old 02-01-2022, 02:27 AM
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Kappa Delta at Ole Miss

http://pryormorrow.com/project/kappa...orority-house/
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