Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. and members of the University’s Board of Trustees on Sept. 4 cut the ribbon on Fraternity Village, a housing development for seven fraternities on the Troy Campus.
The 8,517 square-feet two-story houses are built in a traditional neighborhood-styled development along Pell Avenue and provide 24 beds per house. The University owns the housing development and leases the houses to the seven fraternities. Each house follows the same floor plan and includes a chapter room, a social room and laundry facilities in addition to the bedrooms.
“Fraternity Village will reshape our Greek System in a very positive manner,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “It will make us stronger as a University and will foster a greater involvement in campus life for our fraternities.”
Construction on the $8 million project began in October 2009 and the units were ready for move in at the beginning of the fall semester in August.
Inhabiting the houses are Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Chi, Farmhouse, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Chi fraternities.
Greek life at TROY
- 800 students at Troy University are members of Greek organizations.
- The University’s 12 fraternities have a combined membership of 359.
- Each semester, the Troy University Interfraternity Council system compiles more than 5,600 hours of community service and raises more than $20,000 for local and national philanthropies.
- TROY is home to the nationally top-ranked chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity. The TROY chapter won the organization’s Ruby Cup.
- The University’s chapter of Alpha Tau Omega is the winner of the 2010 True Merit Award, marking it as a best chapter.