TCU Greek housing makeover nearing completion

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This fall, the first phase of TCU’s new Greek housing is expected to debut as women move into the new sorority houses in Worth Hills.

TCU Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Greek organizations will all have new housing when construction is completed in 2018.

Director of Fraternity and Sorority life Brooke Scogin said she “wants the houses to be functional yet beautiful because students want them to be a great space but look good too.”

TCU began Greek construction two years ago as it completed dorm expansions and renovation projects. Student input was sought during the planning stages of the new Greek.  Students were given choices on paint colors, cabinets, wood floors and countertops.

The new Greek will consist of 11 buildings for 25 different sororities and fraternities. The new houses are four stories high with the fourth floor bedrooms nestled right under the roof.

The houses include two kitchens, private bedrooms and bathrooms, study areas, lounges, offices as well as a separate floor for those in leadership positions.

The upper two floors, for those not in leadership positions, include single and double style rooms with shared bathrooms.

All of the houses match TCU’s architectural style with Ludowici clay tile roofs and “TCU brick.” There’s also plenty of green space for outdoor activities. Each fraternity house will have an area in the back for grilling and entertainment.

Scogin said the new housing might not boost Greek recruitment, but it could encourage more people to live in the housing.

Greek life “tends to have large recruitment classes no matter what even if they were in their old facilities [Greek life] would have a high number going through our recruitment,” Scogin said. “But I think people will want to live in our facilities more than years past.”

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Samantha Fisher, 16, is a rising junior at Lutheran South Academy in Houston, Texas. Samantha loves to shop and listen to music whenever she is not competing in cheer. Samantha works on her school’s newspaper staff. She said she loves writing and “finding a story to tell.” She plans to attend TCU and major in journalism.

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