In July 2016, ground was broken on the 12th sorority house on the Ole Miss campus. Located at the front of Rebel Drive, construction of the 25,000-square-foot house will be completed by mid-July. Alpha Phi representative Lindsay Wiggins noted that the design team was mindful that the house will help serve as an entrance to campus.
“The house will add to the rich architectural history of Ole Miss,” Wiggins said. “We chose to incorporate many classical elements in the design to enhance the historic core of campus and particularly as a gateway building on Rebel Drive at the Jackson Avenue entrance.”
The new addition to campus will be home to 53 members of the sorority, outfitted with two floors of bedrooms, living and dining rooms, study rooms, a commercial kitchen, chapter room, conference room and a TV room. Like many other Greek organizations, chapter meetings and meals will be hosted at the house throughout the week.
Construction has gone smoothly according to Wiggins, and the house is on schedule to meet the deadline.
“Construction is right on track. We spent several months planning the project with our contractor, Copeland & Johns, and the architects from Wier Boerner Allin,” Wiggins said. “This helped to eliminate any delays and is making it possible to meet our deadlines.”
While members will move in around the beginning of August, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on September 10 to officially unveil the completed project.
“Alpha Phi is proud to be a part of the Greek community at Ole Miss. We look forward to settling into our new house and welcoming guests,” Wiggins said.
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