Brenau is committed to preserving our venerable campus structures whenever possible and building anew when necessary to meet the current and future needs of our students. Such a need is currently before us. With a growing student body and aging facilities, the Residential Housing and Sorority Row component of the Women’s Education initiative sets forward to add a 72-person residential facility as well as construct a Sorority Row.
For the first time in over fifty years, Brenau will be constructing a non-sorority Residence Hall on the Gainesville campus. The project, which is scheduled to begin in mid- 2015 and be available for students in fall 2016, will transform will meet the needs of our future student body while also being evocative of the style of our new and historic facilities. Constructed to allow for the building of another three-floor wing in the future, the new Residence Hall will allow for a total of 72 students to share 18 residence suites comprised of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a shared common area in the middle of the suite. In addition to the rooms, there will be three offices for Student Development, a conference room for student and administration use, and three lobbies for social interaction among the residents and their guests.
As Brenau University partners with alumnae and friends to build new homes for some of the nation’s oldest sorority chapters, the brick and mortar transforms. More than just a place to lay your head at night, these new homes will become the foundation of a life-long shelter of sisterhood for the next generation of Brenau women. Now is the perfect time to cement your place in the future of your chapter.
The construction of a new Sorority Row has already begun along Prior Street between Washington and Park. While currently under construction, the new homes are presently open for tours. By summer, Sorority Circle will transition into a park-like pedestrian green space, and continue to serve as a central gathering place for Greek women at Brenau.
Naming opportunities are available at a variety of levels for the Residential Housing and Sorority Row, beginning at $1,500.
For more information about the Residential Housing and Sorority Row Initiative or specific naming opportunities, please contact the Office of External Relations at 770-534-6174 or Jenny Dell, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement, at 770-534-6164.