Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion web page provides updates on Kappa Alpha Theta's actions regarding our efforts on inclusion and diversity within our organization.
Chic and classic designs, a dedicated property manager, a chapter wish list and five-year property plan, prompt and proactive maintenance ... these are among the benefits of joining the FHC.
The property manager is on call for the chapter 24/7. She gets to know every aspect of the house and chapter needs, and becomes a familiar face to officers and advisors.
The interior design committee is a group of Theta alumnae, all professional interior designers, who volunteer their time and talents to make our FHC properties beautiful. Our committee is focused on student-centered designs to enable academic success, healthy living, and personal growth.
Each year the chapter submits a wish list of items members would like for the house. This is in addition to the five-year plan the property manager develops in conjunction with the chapter and advisors.
Our staff addresses maintenance issues early and creates a road map for future improvements.
Shortly after the chapter is accepted into the FHC and membership of the corporation has been changed, a member of the interior design committee and the chapter’s designated FHC property manager will visit the facility, meet with chapter officers and advisors, and complete an initial assessment of needs. The team will determine the chapter’s needs, develop a budgeted plan, match it with the chapter’s wish list and present it to the FHC board for approval and scheduling.
All FHC chapters and facilities differ, and renovation projects can range from one room to the entire facility. The FHC board will look at each chapter’s individual needs. Depending on the urgency of potential upgrades and available funds, renovations may be done all at once or spread out over a number of years.
The property and business of the facility corporation will be managed by, and its power and authority vested in, the FHC board of directors. The FHC board takes the place of a local facility corporation and consists of four appointed alumnae members: a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Currently, the FHC board serves in the same capacity on the individual corporations within the FHC. FHC staff and the board of directors will work closely with chapter advisors and officers to make decisions about the facility and property. FHC only acts as the chapter’s landlord and will not dictate any other aspects of chapter business. While FHC is the ultimate decision-maker on facility issues, advisors and officers are seen as partners, sharing the mutual goal of making the facility the best it can be. The FHC board carefully weighs the full considerations of each issue before moving forward, ensuring the chapter’s needs are met.
Yes, with approval from the Fraternity executive director and FHC president. However, the purpose of FHC is to hold property in perpetuity for the sole benefit of the active chapter. If for some reason a college or university decided to no longer allow Greek organizations to have facilities and FHC was forced to sell the property, the proceeds of the sale would be held by FHC and used to purchase another facility for the chapter.