Wabash students choose from a wide range of housing options — residence halls, national fraternities, and College-owned apartments, town houses, and houses surrounding campus. Most freshmen, sophomores, and juniors 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 chapter houses were built new or renovated in the last dozen years and all are either right on campus or within a block. 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.
Each has its own personality — so students who wish to pledge a fraternity are encouraged to go around and meet brothers in all of the houses to find the perfect fit.
Students who choose to live in independent housing live in one of five residence halls, in near-campus apartments, town houses, and houses that are owned by the College. 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).
Wabash Fraternities — Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, 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 — Butler House, College Hall, Martindale Hall, Morris and Wolcott Halls, Rogge Hall, Seymour House, and Williams Hall.