Required Living/Housing Draft
Every chapter has a specific housing draft. All members are required to live a certain number of semesters in residence. Most are based on grades, year in school, and if they hold an office.
This requirement is clearly stated on the membership (bid) card your daughter signs.
Excerpt from a bid card:
"Each sorority member will be required to live (4) to (5) semesters, depending upon the sorority, in sorority housing which includes the Village as well as Hillcrest.
I understand in the event my respective fraternity/sorority house is at maximum occupancy I can reside elsewhere, but in the event the house is below maximum occupancy, each organization will require its members to move into their respective fraternity/sorority house. The procedure to determine which fraternity/ sorority members move into the house is set by each organization. If I do not move into the fraternity/sorority house when it is below the maximum required occupancy and I am drafted by my respective fraternity/sorority, I understand I will be responsible for paying the housing fee, regardless of my actual physical residence. In accordance with this policy, I will not enter into any other housing contact without first verifying my draft status with my fraternity/sorority. I understand this policy applies regardless of my permanent address. The fraternity/sorority housing fee is subject to annual review or changes."
If you would like to view the membership card, click this link. . .
More than 350 Southern Miss Women moved into one of the newest housing complex on campus in the fall of 2007. The Village is a female housing community with 9 houses, a scholarship hall and duplex unit. Seven of these 30-bed houses are home to Pan-Hellenic women.
The Village houses upper-class Greek females. Each room offers a private bath with separate vanity area, as well as a walk-in closet. Each house in The Village has a chapter meeting room. Laundry facilities are located across from The Village.
Each room in The Village contains:
Two full beds
Two desk chairs
A walk-in closet
For more information on Sorority Housing, Please visit the Department of Residence Life Website: Click Here