Early Commitments Total $1.6 Million Toward $2 Million Goal
While the Delta Gamma experience is certainly more than the physical structure of the chapter house, the facility undoubtedly plays a significant role in the development of its members. However, after careful study, it was clear that the Alpha Upsilon Chapter had outgrown its space, the aging systems of the home would be too costly to maintain, and renovating the facility was simply an inefficient solution.
With the assistance of architects Selzer Associates, Delta Gamma developed a comprehensive plan to address the long-term viability of its chapter on the Southern Methodist University campus and have recently announced its fundraising campaign to build a new chapter house to meet the needs of today’s students.
The new $5 million home will set the Alpha Upsilon Chapter apart from other chapters at SMU – while the facility will fit with the campus architecture, it will still be uniquely Delta Gamma. The front of the home will feature a traditional Georgian facade with columns and the DG anchor proudly placed in the front lawn. The first floor includes a grand entry and stairway, as well as a covered patio and terrace for both lounging and entertaining.
Living and learning space for the collegians is the utmost priority for this project, and the Alpha Upsilon home will be a place where women can meet, study and spend time with their sisters as evidenced by the large dining room and entertainment space on the first floor, a spacious chapter room on the third floor, and study space located throughout the facility. In addition, built-in fire sprinklers and an updated alarm system will provide added safety for our members. With 24,000 square feet, the new home will be nearly three times larger than the current facility.