The House Behind the Little Red Door

To the Alpha Chis, 900 Richmond Ave. is our home away from home–where we live and learn, crash and congregate, eat and entertain. It is where we feel secure and safe. It is a place to have fun, let our hair down and be ourselves. For nearly 100 years, it has been our treasured home, transforming more than 2,300 sorority women who walked in as strangers and left as lifelong friends. What we learn from living in the chapter house is invaluable as we transition from our childhood homes to making our own way after college. Members typically live in the chapter house their sophomore year. Members who do not live in the house are welcome to have meals, study and spend time there. 

 

In the summer of 2013, the house completed a major renovation on the main floor and lower level. Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was honored to receive the "Major Renovation of the Year" award by AXO National Headquarters at the 2014 National Convention. Renovations continue on the second and third floors. 

Please browse through the photos and see why Alpha Chi Omega is proud to call 900 Richmond Avenue home.

 

Below are some features of our chapter house: 

 Secured environment with fire-safety doors, fire sprinkler system, perimeter lighting, fingerprint-scan locks and a 24-hour security system.

 Full-time professional House Director for household management.

 Meal plan with nutritious food, Sunday dinner through Friday brunch (prepared by a chef) with a variety of choices. Members who do not live in the house may eat two lunches and one dinner at the house per week.

 Housekeeper for public areas of the house.

 Central air-conditioning throughout the house.

 Designated study area in the lower level of the chapter house that accommodates a variety of study styles. This new room is large and conducive to studying. 

 Well-lit and clean laundry facilities in the chapter house.

 Internet data port for each in-house member and cable in each room.

 Each in-house member has a desk and chest in her room and her own closet.

 New, lighted parking lot less than 50 yards from the chapter house.

 Deck for socializing.

 Lounge area in the lower level perfect for gathering, small meetings and hanging out. 

 Newly renovated first floor and lower level - light, fresh and comfortable décor that is elegant yet welcoming.

 An updated kitchenette in the dining room for snacks and weekend meals for members.

 A new deck on the south side of the chapter house with seating and tables for up to 20, accessible from French doors from the formal living room. The custom railings of the deck incorporate Alpha Chi’s symbol, the lyre.

 Recent technology upgrades to ensure wireless accessibility for all members, along with the purchase of media-ready flat screen televisions for the lower level lounge, dining room and study room. The flat screens in the two latter rooms are used for presentations, sharing information and announcements. 

 Two newly renovated bathrooms on the north side of the chapter house 

House Corporation Board
At Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, the not-for-profit House Corporation Board holds the title to and manages the chapter house and parking lot. The board is responsible for maintenance, repairs, décor and landscaping. Their mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and attractive home-away-from-home for the members. Questions or concerns about the chapter house or parking lot can be directed to Bev Wood Nichols,  president of Alpha Chi Omega’s House Corporation Board.

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