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Auburn Overview


Auburn Overview

Auburn has grown since its founding in 1856 to have the largest on-campus enrollment in the state of Alabama, with over 23,000 students and a faculty of almost 1,200 at the main campus in Auburn.

Campus

The Auburn campus is primarily arranged in a grid-like pattern with several distinct building groups. The northern section of the central campus (bounded by Magnolia Ave. and Thach Ave.) contains most of the College of Engineering buildings, the Lowder business building, and the older administration buildings. The middle section of the central campus (bounded by Thach Ave. and Roosevelt Dr.) contains the College of Liberal Arts (except fine arts) and the College of Education; mostly within Haley Center. The southern section of the central campus (bounded by Roosevelt Dr. and Samford Ave.) contains the most of the buildings related to the College of Science and Mathematics, as well as fine arts buildings.

Football

Auburn’s football program is currently coached by Gene Chizik, from Iowa State. Past coaches include John Heisman, Mike Donahue, Ralph “Shug” Jordan, Pat Dye, Terry Bowden and Tommy Tuberville.

During the 2008 season, Tony Franklin, the offensive coordinator, was let go. After the 2008 season, Tommy Tuberville resigned. On December 13, 2008, it was reported by the Birmingham News that Gene Chizik had been hired as Auburn’s new head coach.[19] Chizik is coming off a 10 game losing streak from Iowa State.

Greek life

Greek associated students make up roughly 18 percent of men and 34 percent of women at Auburn.

Male Greeks in Auburn are roughly divided into two separate areas: Old Row and New Row. “Old Row” traditionally was made up of the fraternities whose houses were located along Magnolia Avenue on the north side of campus. “New Row” is made up of fraternities whose houses were located along Lem Morrison Drive southwest of campus. However, being an “Old Row” or “New Row” fraternity doesn’t really depend on where the house is located but on the age of the fraternity. Therefore, there are some “Old Row” fraternities with houses on “New Row” Lem Morrison Drive because they moved there. Today’s “Old Row” on and around Magnolia Avenue was once the “New Row,” as the first generation of fraternity houses at Auburn were on or near College Street. Most of these houses were demolished by the end of the 1970s, and only two fraternity houses remain on College today.

There are sixteen sororities represented at Auburn University. Sorority recruitment is a week-long process held by the Panhellenic Council in August every year. Sororities are located not in individual houses like Auburn fraternities, but in the designated dorms located on the Hill. This has had the unintended side effect of keeping dues for these sororities among the lowest in the nation. Each dorm has a sorority “chapter” room within it for the sorority designated to that dorm. content via wikipedia

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