Student Life Residence Life
Living and Learning at Wabash
The first question most guys ask when they're considering Wabash College is, "Where will I live?" And just like so many aspects of our student-centered culture, it's completely up to you.
Wabash students choose from a wide range of housing options — five independent residence halls, nine national fraternities, and College-owned apartments and houses surrounding campus. Most freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they commute from home. Doing so helps students adjust to the rigors of academic life, provides opportunities for social events and intramural sports, and allows students to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
A little more than half of entering freshmen choose to pledge one of nine national fraternities. All of the College-owned chapter houses were built new or renovated in the last dozen years and all are either right on campus or within a block. (Theta Delt is not owned by the College.) All of the fraternities are focused on the ideals of scholarship, brotherhood, and service. (The all-Greek average GPA is better than 3.0 at Wabash.) Each fraternity has its own meal plan, dining room, and cook. All students have their own study rooms and have access to computer rooms and large common areas.
But each fraternity is different — each has its own personality — so students who wish to pledge a fraternity should go around and meet brothers in all of the houses to find the perfect fit.
Students who choose to remain independent live in one of five residence halls. Living accommodations in these buildings vary — from single-man rooms to doubles and triples — and all of them have common social areas and laundry facilities. Men who live in residence halls eat in the Sparks Center and have a choice of three meal plans (19, 15, or 10 meals per week).
Many juniors and seniors choose to live in near-campus apartments and houses that are owned by the College.
Wabash Fraternities — Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Theta Delta Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Residence Halls — Cole Hall, College Hall, Martindale Hall, Morris Hall, and Wolcott Hall.