The majority of the Greek organizations at The University of Alabama are housed on campus. House occupancies range from 16 to 80 members, and many facilities have a live-in house director that manages the day-to-day operations of the chapter facility. Since 2005, UA has played an instrumental role in assisting Greek organizations with the construction of 24 new chapter houses, the renovation of 11 existing houses, and the planning of two new additional chapter houses slated to open Fall 2024.
Title to the real estate on which a chapter house is built, along with the chapter house itself, is vested in the University. Therefore, the University retains authority and jurisdiction over the real estate and chapter houses. The Fraternity/Sorority is allowed to occupy the chapter house free of rent if the group complies with the rules and regulations of the University. UA houses 49 Greek organizations, seven of which are operated by the University with the remaining chapter houses operated by the individual house corporations. The housing breakdown consists of 28 fraternities, one co-ed fraternity, and 18 sororities with approximately 1,900 students residing in those housing facilities.
Current enrolled University of Alabama students that have completed at least 24 credit hours at Alabama and active members of the organization are eligible to live in the chapter house. Freshmen students, unless granted an exemption from Housing and Residential Communities, will have a contract for the academic year to live in the residence halls. Typically, freshmen are not allowed to live in a fraternity or sorority house. Students not enrolled at The University of Alabama or listed on the current chapter roster on file with OFSL are not allowed to live in the chapter house.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Fraternity and Sorority housing, please contact Jennifier Brown, Director for Fraternity and Sorority Housing.