Wright House Upgrades Help Wright House be a True Home for our Fraternity and Sorority Members
The Greek community at Carroll University has a rich history of fostering growth for its members, the university and surrounding community. For more than 100 years, the fraternities and sororities at Carroll University have continued to uphold the the ideals of scholarship, leadership, community service and friendship.
Wright House is designated as the fraternity and sorority office, programming, and meeting space on campus since none of the sororities or fraternities are currently allowed to have houses and the Greek Suites in the dorms were turned into classrooms. The historic house provides an office suite on the second floor for each chapter to decorate and use as a hang out area, for small meetings, and for recruitment. The first floor consists of a computer work area, conference room, kitchen/dining area, and a lounge. Wright House is used by our chapters, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Greek Activities Panel, and Greek student staff members on a daily basis and is the hub of community-wide events.
But Wright House needed help. The kitchen appliances were old and not energy efficient. The lounge felt cold and not homey. When asked the fraternity and sorority members what could be improved about Greek Life, time after time members say they would like to increase the casual use of Wright House by making it feel more comfortable and welcoming.
Donations were made. The Delta Rho Upsilon alumni association as well as numerous individual DRU actives and alumni donated money even though the Active Body does not make use of the facility as much as the other groups since they have the Clubhouse. The money raised from this project was used to invest in new appliances for the kitchen and new furniture and accessories for the lounge.