FAQ

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE FHC?

The FHC takes the pressure off local chapter members and volunteers so they can invest their time and talents in the chapter members and the alumnae experience. FHC chapters receive 24/7 property management support. This means we take care of the daily maintenance needs, ensure that all utilities and property-related expenses are paid for, facilitate ongoing updates and renovations and manage all staffing-related responsibilities.

WHAT TYPES OF CHAPTER HOUSES AND PROPERTIES CAN BE PART OF THE FHC?

The FHC manages all types of chapter facilities from large homes that sleep over 100 women, to chapter spaces in university-owned houses or dorms. The FHC even provides storage solutions for chapters without any type of facility.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LOCAL HOUSE ASSOCIATION WHEN A CHAPTER JOINS THE FHC?

When a chapter joins the FHC, the local House Association, which would no longer own or manage property, dissolves. Volunteers are then able to directly support the chapter advisor team or participate in the local alumnae group.

DOES A CHAPTER HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR HOUSING WHEN THEY JOIN THE FHC?

Room and board, property support payments and parlor fees come to the FHC, however there are no additional fees. The FHC requires market rate prices for room and board to ensure that a competitive chapter house can be maintained.

HOW ARE DECISIONS ABOUT THE HOUSE MADE AFTER A CHAPTER JOINS THE FHC?

Decisions about future chapter updates and renovations are made in conjunction with the local collegiate chapters. Members in FHC chapters are surveyed twice a year to gather feedback and FHC staff member are in contact with each chapter’s Executive Council regularly through conference calls, emails and in-person visits.

 

For additional questions or comments, email the FHC at housing@alphagammadelta.org.