Fraternity Complex

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The Fraternity Complex is made up of 12 units dedicated to the various fraternities at the College of William and Mary. They are located across the street from William and Mary Hall. In 1964, Carson Barnes, Dean of Men at William and Mary, asked the Board of Visitors for a new complex for fraternities on campus similar to that of the Sorority Court off Richmond Road.

Construction

Construction on the Fraternity Complex took place between 1965 and 1968. The first 4 fraternities to occupy the complex, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Alpha, and Keplar (a division of the Sigma Chi Fraternity), began to take residence in the fall of 1967. Several other fraternities began to slowly occupy the units throughout the 1967-1968 academic year, with the last ones taking residence in the fall of 1968.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Flat Hat, William and Mary News, and Alumni Gazette Index in the Special Collections Research Center. Check entries for "Fraternity Residences".
  • Fraternity Complex in the Special Collections Database.
  • Buildings and Grounds--Fraternity Complex, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

References

  • Buildings and Grounds--Fraternity Complex, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
  • Four Frats to Occupy Complexes Tomorrow, Flat Hat, 09/22/1967, pg. 1.

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