June 18, 2024

For nation’s 1st Black fraternity, a new house for its founding chapter

ITHACA, N.Y. — Commonly, the Voice doesn’t invest substantially time talking about the facts of higher education life. Its reader base is considerably distinctive than the patrons who read through as a result of the Cornell Everyday Sunlight or The Ithacan. The annals of Greek Lifetime at Cornell frequently tumble into this class.

On the other hand, there are exceptions to the rule. For instance, when the nation’s very first Black fraternity seeks to individual and renovate its own household. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, established at Cornell in 1906, has generally rented residences in the system of its historical past, but it is never ever really experienced a position to get in touch with its own, deed in hand and totally free to do with the home as they want.

But if present-day options appear to fruition, that will transform. They will have and renovate a vacant fraternity residence in Cornell Heights. They will have a place to phone property.