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Posted On: Friday, November 3, 2017 07:15 AM, by Laurie McGregor Connor

Fraternities and sororities are the nation's second largest provider of student housing. However, more than 370,000 of the most active college student are currently restricted from receiving full tax dedications towards building and maintaining our houses.


The Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA) would provide our houses with equal access to facility upgrades under the law. By simplifying the tax code, all non-for-profit housing (including fraternities and sororities) will gain incentives to increase funding for life-safety and capacity upgrades like fire sprinklers and alarm systems. If integrated into tax reform, CHIA will also make a difference in long-term student debt crisis, meaning our students and their families will be less burdened when it comes to campus housing.


We're now taking our efforts from the House to the Senate, and need your help once more. Tell Senate to include CHIA in the upcoming tax reform package. The more our voices are heard, the more likely students across the country will gain the benefits of safe and affordable student housing - and the wonderful college experience that comes with it! Thank you for your support.

Posted On: Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:00 AM, by Laurie McGregor Connor

Fraternities and sororities are the nation's second largest provider of college student housing. We provide housing—and one-of-a-kind experience—for more than 370,000 of the most active students on campuses. Yet, donations toward building and maintaining our houses are restricted from receiving full tax deductions.


The Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA) would provide our houses with equal access to facility upgrades under the law. By simplifying the tax code, all non-for-profit housing (including fraternities and sororities) will be able to gain incentives to increase funding for life-safety and capacity upgrades like fire sprinklers and alarm systems. If integrated into tax reform, CHIA—which has always enjoyed bipartisan support—will also make a meaningful difference in the student debt crisis, by expanding the offering of affordable collegiate housing options.


Now we need your help. Tell Congress to include CHIA in the upcoming tax reform package. The more voices Congress hears, the more likely students across the country will gain the benefits of safe and affordable student housing. Thank you for your support.

Posted On: Monday, October 23, 2017 07:13 AM, by Teresa Silva Smith

On October 24, we're celebrating 10 years of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity Housing Corporation. Happy birthday, FHC!


Since 2007, our housing corporation has provided and maintained safe, competitive, and desirable homes for our collegians. FHC facilities not only enhance the sisterhood of our college members, they also foster alumnae affinity and support the health, heritage, and future of our college chapters.


To celebrate this milestone, here are a few of FHC's top moments from the past 10 years:


  • FHC interior designer Jennifer Coleman, Delta Epsilon/Arizona State, developed a custom Theta fabric collection that is used for FHC upholstery and home furnishings. An adorable tote bag using this fabric is available for purchase!

  • FHC introduced new technology and custom-designed items in its facilities.

  • FHC has invested more than $16 million in chapter renovations!

  • FHC is growing for even better service. We started with two staff members and now boast a team of eight, including professional interior designers!

  • Three Theta chapters (Tau/Northwestern, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt, and Beta Delta/Arizona) are featured in a Town & Country Magazine online article about the 15 top sorority houses in the country.

  • 85 chapters (58 percent of all Theta chapters) participate in FHC, with four new builds coming soon! (Gamma Iota/Kentucky, Delta Omicron/Alabama, Theta Theta/NC State, and Theta Nu/Georgia Tech)

Learn more about the benefits of joining the Fraternity Housing Corporation, view featured renovations, and more on its website.

Teresa Smith, Phi/Pacific, is the executive director of the Facility Housing Corporation.

Posted On: Monday, March 13, 2017 08:20 AM, by Teresa Silva Smith

Throughout 2017, Kappa Alpha Theta is celebrating the Year of Scholarship.


We're recognizing the commitment to academic excellence that began with our founders and continues today, as well as honoring Thetas who are dedicated to learning, growing, and being a part of something larger than themselves.


The Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) strives to enhance opportunities for intellectual growth by providing our college members with study environments that foster creativity and critical thinking. We understand the importance of comfortable—yet stylish—study spaces!

  • Comfortable study space that includes plush chairs and plenty of lighting.

  • Connected with up-to-date technology. Our lighting includes fixtures that turn on just by tapping the exterior portion of the light along with two plugs to provide convenient electricity.

  • Furniture that invites collaboration. Tables are easily adjustable to set at different heights and chairs move throughout the room easily.

Students in today's world are constantly connected and collaborating because both individual and group study is crucial to scholastic success. From convenient ways to charge laptops, phones, and tablets to plenty of lighting for studying late into the night, the FHC is prepared to meet our college students' needs.

Teresa Smith, Phi/Pacific, is the executive director of the Fraternity Housing Corporation.