The Gamma Alpha Co-op

Welcome to the Chicago Gamma Alpha Society. We are a graduate student residential community of men and women located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago.

While Gamma Alpha’s name reflects its origins as a scientific fraternity open only to men, it has been run as a co-ed and multidisciplinary cooperative since 1972. More information about our institutional history can be found in our Wikipedia entry.

Current members’ scholarly training traverses the humanities, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. While most of our members attend the University of Chicago – we are located across the street from Regenstein Library – graduate students from any Chicagoland institution are eligible to live here.

Current residents have come to Chicago from across the world: Illinois, Ohio, Burundi,  Denmark, New York, India, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, and Turkey. Along with geographic diversity, the house boasts of members of diverse gender, racial, and sexual identities.

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