Chapter Home Capacity: 44
Residency Type: Combination of dormers and live-in rooms.
On June 26, 1930, the women of Xi Chapter became the first sorority on Illinois Wesleyan's
campus to buy a chapter house. The women of Alpha Gamma Delta, Xi Chapter have lived
at 1409 North Main since that day. Originally known as The Williams Estate, our house
was built by Robert E. Williams, lawyer and Senator, in 1868. At the time, Bloomington
was a much smaller town and Illinois Wesleyan University was a youthful 18 years old.
Mr. Williams had this house built to accommodate his rather large family of 13 members.
In other words, our house was built with the sole purpose of being a home. It was
not built to be a dorm or any other type of college living unit. Today, many years
later, the warm, home-like atmosphere still exists and we feel that this is one of
our house’s greatest attributes. We love that we have an actual home away from home.
All chapter members are required to live in house for at least 2 years unless the
number of members exceeds the maximum capacity of the facility. Members of Officer
Board are required to live in the chapter house. Priority to live in the chapter house
is given first to seniors, then juniors and sophomores. Only when the chapter house
is filled to capacity may members live elsewhere. Permission to live out of house
will be granted to senior members in good standing that have lived in the house for
Members must have a meal plan if they live in house. Our meal plans include 9 meals
per week. As part of the meal plan, our residents have access to the kitchen, personal
food storage, and house leftovers at all times. Our chef is able to accommodate Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten
Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Shellfish Allergies, and Peanut and Other Nut Allergies.
If there are additional food requirements, our chefs work as best they can to accommodate
our members' needs.
Our chapter house has several amenities which include a study room with a wireless
printer/copier, a laundry room with 3 washers and 4 dryers that are free of charge,
a recreation room with a big screen TV, a front parlor room with a grand piano, 12
day rooms with closet space, desk, chair, and shelves, 2 large dormers (sleeping rooms)
which are kept dark and cool at all times, an expansive wrap-around porch with porch
swing, and parking lot for residents.