Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL)

Selective Living Groups on Campus

Sections of the residential community have been designated for greek and social selective living groups, known collectively as SLGs. Membership is determined by the student members of these groups and usually conducted through a recruitment process. SLGs are responsible for their group assignments and must adhere to the processes and timelines outlined by Housing Assignments.

2015-2016 SLG Assignments Timeline
February 4 – 6 - Application window for students is open
February 5 - Deadline to submit new or changed special medical housing need requests to Student Health or Student Disability Access Office (SDAO).
February 9 - Selective Living Group (SLG) membership lists due.
February 12-13 - Application make-up day for all students.
March 7 – SLG assignment plan due to Housing Assignments
March 7-15 - Spring Break

March 17 – 24 - SLGs complete online housing assignments.
April 15 – Students confirm Fall 2015 housing assignments.

Selective Living Group Housing Expectations


SLGs are strongly advised to fill all bed spaces for fall and spring semesters. If a SLG has vacancies, the group is expected to consolidate assignments to insure that double and triple rooms are filled.

Standards for Fall Semester
10% vacancy

  • SLG will be placed on warning if over 10% of the bed spaces are vacant.
  • SLG will be placed on probation if a second, consecutive warning occurs.
  • Percentage will be rounded down to determine precise numbers of beds. For example, if 10% of the house is 3.8 beds, more than 3 vacancies would result in a warning. The same principle applies for probation.
  • Housing Assignments may choose to assign unfilled rooms/apartments to non-SLG students if needed to meet housing demands.

20% vacancy

  • SLG will be placed on probation if over 20% of the beds are vacant.
  • Being placed on probation for any two of three academic years will result in the loss of the house. For example, a group can be on probation for the fall and spring semester in one academic year, but won’t lose their house unless they are on probation during any semester in the subsequent two academic years.

Standards for Spring Semester
100% occupancy

  • SLG will be placed on probation if all beds are not assigned for the spring semester.
  • If this is the group’s second consecutive probation, the group will lose their house for the upcoming year.
  • Housing Assignments may choose to assign unfilled rooms/apartments to non-SLG students if needed to meet housing demands for the spring semester.

Class Distribution Targets

  • 50% sophomores
  • 30% juniors
  • 20% seniors

A SLG will remain in good standing if it meets both of the below standards.  SLGs that fail to meet one or both of the standards will be placed on probation for not meeting the class distribution minimum standards.  If a SLG receives probation for not meeting the class distribution standards on any two of three consecutive academic years, it will lose its house.

  • At least 10% of the house should be occupied by seniors.
  • The combined percentage of the house occupied by juniors and seniors should be at least 30%. 
  • Note: If the junior members of the SLG are not eligible to live in the house (studying abroad, serving in the RA role, etc.), the SLG can meet this expectation by having 20% of the house occupied by seniors.
  • Percentages will be rounded down. For example, if 10% of the house is 3.8 beds, having three seniors live in the house will meet the standard.​  Same principle will be applied to the 30% standard for juniors and seniors living in the house.
  • SLGs will not be penalized if the percentage of sophomores is below 50%.  
  • With the priority of Right of Return, it is possible for the percentage of juniors and seniors to go above 50%.  

Residency Requirement for Group Leadership

It is highly preferred that the group’s president live in the house. However, if the group’s president decides to live elsewhere, the SLG should elect a House President. SLGs should provide contact information for the House President to the Housing Assignments Office (housing@studentaffairs.duke.edu).

Right of Return (ROR)

All members currently living in section have right of return to the house for the 2015-2016 academic year. Members lose right of return if the following occurs:

  • Member participates in a fall 2015 study away program

  • Student loses his/her status as a member of the group

  • More than 35% of the group’s seniors want to exercise right of return.

The SLG can cap the percentage of rising seniors in the house at 35% and determine which rising seniors will be assigned to those spaces.

Friend of House (FOH)

Any FOH currently living in an SLG section does not have right of return to the SLG for next year unless he/she joins the SLG or is asked to be a FOH again.  FOH not returning to the SLG section for the upcoming year must participate in the House and Room Selection Process for 2015-2016.

Non-SLG Students Assigned to House by HDRL

At times it is necessary to assign non-SLG students to SLG houses due to space demand and the inability of some SLGs to fill their house. These students do not have right of return to the SLG house. They will be given right of return to their prior independent house if applicable.

Responsibilities of HDRL to Selective Living Groups
Keep liaisons informed of housing related matters. Email will be the primary form of communication.
Refer members’ assignments concerns back to the group/liaison.
Seek feedback from liaison regarding solutions to situations as they arise.
Provide assignment process information to liaisons in a timely manner.

Responsibilities of Selective Living Groups to HDRL

  • Provide contact information for Housing Liaison, President, and House President, if applicable. Updates should be communicated to Housing Assignments when they occur. Housing Assignments communicates with these SLG leaders throughout the calendar year (including summers).
  • Communicate with members regularly regarding issues that may be require adjustments to housing assignments including plans to study away, take a leave of absence, changes in membership numbers, medical needs, or other situations that effect group housing.
  • Adhere to deadlines established by Housing Assignments for all assignment processes.
  • Work with Housing Assignments to plan out housing assignments for each semester.
  • Work with membership to resolve assignments related issues as they occur.
  • Direct any questions or concerns to housing@studentaffairs.duke.edu.

Locations of SLGs

Central Campus (map)
Alpha Delta Pi - 1901/1907 Erwin
Alpha Phi - 206 Oregon
Black Cultural Living - 2015 Yearby (North face)
Chi Omega - 302 & 304 Anderson
Delta Delta Delta -209 Anderson
Delta Gamma - 1712 Pace
Delta Kappa Epsilon - 1708 Pace (East face)
The Cube - 205 Alexander
Multicultural Greek Council - 201 Alexander
Jam! - 1915 Yearby
Kappa Alpha - 1905 Erwin/210 Alexander
Kappa Alpha Theta - 1700 Pace
Kappa Kappa Gamma - 1915 Erwin
Mundi - 2011 Yearby (South face)
Nexus - 1911 Erwin
Pi Beta Phi - 1913 Erwin
Pi Kappa Phi - 220 Alexander
Psi Upsilon - 2011 Yearby (North face)
Sigma Nu - 1809 Erwin/206 Alexander
Sigma Phi Epsilon - 1909/1911 Yearby
Ubuntu - 209 & 215 Alexander & 1708 Pace (West side)
Zeta Tau Alpha - 202/204 Alexander

West Campus (map)
Craven Quad
Alpha Phi Omega – House A
Alpha Tau Omega – Houses T/U
Delta Sigma Phi – House B
Mirecourt – House E
Phi Delta Theta – House X
Pi Kappa Alpha – House F
Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Houses W/Y
Sigma Chi - Houses VO/VOO

Crowell Quad
Cooper House – House EE
Wayne Manor – House DD

Edens Quad
Arts Theme House – House 3B 2nd floor
Fusion – House 1C 1st & 2nd floors
Chi Psi – House 3B 3rd & 4th floors
Delta Tau Delta - House 3A 3rd & 4th floors

Few Quad
Roundtable - House GG 2nd floor
Keohane Quad
LangDorm – House 4B 2nd
Maxwell House – House 4D
Kilgo Quad
Alpha Epsilon Pi – House I
Brownstone – House J

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