College begins search for new Greek housing

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September 13, 2010

10:42 PM

An administrative committee began the initial phases of exploring the future of fraternity housing at the College of William and Mary last week.

The committee, which included Vice President for Management Anna Martin, Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler ’88 Ph.D. ’06, Assistant Vice President for Student Activities Mark Constantine, Director of Residence Life Deb Boykin and Associate Director of Student Activities Anne Arseneau ’89, interviewed six architectural firms tasked with examining the possibility of the construction of a new Greek housing complex on campus.

“There was, last week, one stage of an ongoing, not-yet-finalized process of selecting an architectural firm to conduct a feasibility study for the College as we continue to pursue this idea,” Arseneau said.

According to Arseneau, the next phase of expansion — to select the firm — could be completed within the near future.

“[The selected firm will] submit ideas to the College for sites and how those could be created and the preliminary cost of the proposal, which drives the feasibility of the project,” she said.

In addition to the selection of a firm, Arseneau said in an e-mail to Greek leaders that the College hopes to include student input through the formation of a building committee.

The committee would likely include three members from the College’s fraternity community, and would be particularly receptive to feedback from members of the class of 2013.

“Pending selection of the final firm, the next phase of the project will begin — which is the Building Committee,” she said. “This is the place where we will need and want sustained fraternity member voice on the committee.”

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