On campus housing is separated into four areas: The Quad, The Village, The Hill, and The Extension. The Quad is the oldest and is made up of ten buildings. The Quad houses undergraduate students and most of the buildings are coed. The Hill is also made up of mostly undergraduates and all of the dorms in this areas are coed except two. The Hill used to be the housing area for all sororities and is the cheapest place to live on campus. The Village is now the home for all sororities and some undergraduates. It used to house married students and has recently been completely rebuilt. The Extension is an area of six buildings which have two bedroom apartments for undergraduates. Because of a huge growth in the building of apartment building complexes surrounding the campus, most students live off campus. Only around 19 percent of undergrads live on campus.
At one time, Fraternity housing was located either on Old Row or New Row. Old Row and New Row now are used to distinguish the age of the fraternity and not really where it is located. Fraternity membership makes up for 24% of the male undergraduate students. Sororities, as mentioned above, are housed in dormitories in The Village and in turn, the membership fees for these women are near the lowest in the nation. Recruitment for the Auburn Tigers is like many other schools in the SEC and last for an entire week. Girls participate in different rounds each night or day and before attending "Rush," girls will pick out their wardrobe for the week. At SidelineSweetie.com we can have you dressed perfectly for one of the most challenging weeks at college- SORORITY RUSH! We have day dresses, maxi dresses, sundresses, sorority dresses, and strapless dresses all from your favorite designers! Judith March
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Athletics at Auburn
are something to brag about. The school has won eighteen national championships and seventy Southeastern Conference championships. The school excels in football, men's and women's swimming, and women's outdoor track and field. Currently the football team is coached by Gene Chizik and he joins a list of notable coaches such as Mike Donahue, "Shug" Jordan, John Heisman, Terry Bowden, and Tommy Tuberville. In 1892, they played the University of Georgia as their first game. They played in its very first bowl game in Cuba in the Bacardi Bowl in 1937. The Auburn Tigers
play against the University of Alabama every year in a gameday known as the Iron Bowl. This is a very heated rivalry of these two Alabama state teams. The football games are played at Jordan-Hare Stadium which can have a maximum capacity of 87,451 and is ranked in the top ten largest stadiums in the NCAA. Three football players have won the Heisman trophy: Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and recently Cam Newton. This is especially special because the man, John Heisman, in which the trophy is named after coached at Auburn. Out of all the school's John coached at, the Tigers are the only one with Heisman trophy winners.
The first schools to be founded on the campus were the College of Agriculture, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and the Graduate School. These were all a part of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which we now know as Auburn. The College of Agriculture offers classes in Agronomy and soils, animal sciences, horticulture, poultry science, agricultural economics and rural sociology, biosystems engineering, and fisheries and allied aquacultures. Other schools that are now a part of Auburn University are the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Nursing, the James Harrison School of Pharmacy, the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.