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Greek Life

Housing Options

Fraternity and sorority houses are owned and managed by the College. Three sorority houses are located on Main Street and the fourth is located on Monocacy Street. Two fraternity houses are located in the Hillside Complex and the third is located on Iron Street. Each sorority house can house approximately a half dozen members. Fraternity houses can house approximately ten to twelve members.

Living in a Greek house is a privilege and members are expected to respect all residence hall expectations and College policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws.

While not all Greek Housing options are ADA accessible, the College will and can make comparable housing available for students with disabilities. Contact us for more information. Additional information regarding Disability Support is also available.

The cost of living in a fraternity or sorority house is comparable to non-Greek housing rates and outlined on the Tuition & Fees page. 

Timeline

Prior to General Housing Selection, the Office of Greek Life works with chapter leadership early in the spring semester to identify those members who will live in the chapter house for the upcoming academic year. Each organization is expected to fill their chapter house, as well as agree to Chapter Housing Agreement.

Chapter Housing Agreement

Chapter leadership is asked to review and agreed to this document each spring for the upcoming academic year. The agreement outlines the College's expectations regarding the chapter house's location, recognition, occupancy, and room assignments. Highlights include:

Location & Recognition of Greek Organization Campus Residence

  • The location of the organization’s residence will remain consistent from one academic year to the next unless
    • the organization submits a “Housing Relocation Proposal” in the preceding fall semester;
    • the organization is unable to fill the unit and is relocated by Student Affairs to a unit that accommodates the chapter size; and/or
    • the organization is no longer recognized as a Greek chapter at Moravian College.
  • Greek organizations do not have to participate in a formal application process to renew their current housing unit, but must renew this Agreement in the preceding spring semester of each academic year.

Occupancy and Room Assignments

  • The organization must submit a complete housing list, which is filled at time of submission, to Student Affairs by the preceding spring semester deadline. 
  • The organization, per chapter bylaws, will determine what initiated members will reside in the house, as well as specific room assignments.
  • The organization is expected to provide three (3) viable alternate residents, who are initiated members, on the housing list. It is the responsibility of the chapter to ensure that the alternates understand they are expected to relocate to the chapter house if space becomes available at any point.
  • Organizational members interested in off-campus living are eligible for a "conditional off-campus approval" until the chapter submits a complete list of house residents, as well as three alternate residents. 
  • The organization may not leave a vacant bed for a member who is spending a semester off-campus, including study abroad. 
  • If the organization is unable to fill the current unit and have exhausted the membership roster, the organization may pay for the cost of the empty space or be relocated. Depending upon the availability of vacant spaces, members of the chapter may not be relocated together.

Members and guests of the organization are expected to comply with expectations and policies stated in the Agreement, as well as those outlined in the Student Handbook and Room Contract

The agreement may be terminated by the College upon loss of recognition of the chapter by the parent organization and/or if the organization is removed at any time from official recognition by the College.

Members of the organization failing to abide by the Chapter Housing Agreement could jeopardize retaining this living space as a designated Greek organization house.