Residential Facilities Projections Campus Master Plan Georgia

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					                         T e c h n i c a l         M e m o r a n d u m

Date                     January 2005

Project                  Georgia College and State University Master Plan / BR-65-0405

Subject                  IV. B-4 Residential Facilities Projections

From                     Sasaki Associates, Inc.

To                       GC&SU Master Planning Committee

                         IV. FUTURE CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
Sasaki Associates Inc.
                         This section examines future housing conditions for the main campus of Georgia College and State
64 Pleasant Street       University (GC&SU) to support the target enrollment increase to 8,000 headcount.
Massachusetts            Background information concerning residence halls was obtained from the college’s residence hall website
                         ( in October of 2004 and the Office of
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                         Institutional Research (

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                         B.4 Residential Facilities Projections

                         According to the fall 2003 Institutional Research Data Set, the College housed 1,539 students in residence
                         halls located on the Main Square, near Centennial Center and on the West Campus. Since the previous
                         master plan in 2001, several residence hall improvements have been realized on the west campus and
                         around Centennial Center. Adams, Parkhurst, and Wells Halls were demolished and new halls were built
                         in their place. Sanford Hall was renovated and Foundation Hall was built. Napier Hall was also
                         demolished and a new residence hall is currently under construction, with completion scheduled for 2005.
                         Bobcat Village, a new housing complex on the west campus, currently houses 354 upper classmen and
                         will increase to 833 in 2005. On the main square, Bell Hall is scheduled for a yearlong renovation
                         beginning in 2005.

                         One of the college’s goals is to house 50% of its full-time students on the main campus. With the
                         additional beds gained from new construction and renovation, the College will still be 643 beds short
                         of this goal. Therefore, additional housing will need to be constructed on university land, either adjacent
                         to Centennial Center or on West Campus. Table 1 lists the number of available beds by residence hall,
                         including current construction plans while Table 2 projects future needs against future available beds.
                                                                               IV. B.4. Residential Facilities Projections
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Table 1. Existing Number of Beds per Residence Hall at GC&SU

                         Existing         Future
                         Number of        Number of
   Residence Hall        Beds             Beds

   Adams II                  244              244

   Bell                      190              190

   Foundation                283              283

   Parkhurst II              261              261

   Sanford                    73               73

   Terrell                    86                0

   Wells II                  189              189

   Bobcat Village            354              833

   Napier II                                  184

   Total                    1,680             2,257

    Source: University Housing ( and

    Note: Figures include Napier Hall’s construction, additions to Bobcat Village and Bell Hall’s renovation by
        July of 2006.

Table 2. Projected On-Campus Requirements

   Enrollment                                           Housing Goal
   Main Campus                  Number of Beds          (50% of
                                  Provided              enrollment)              Surplus/Deficit
   Fall 2003

   5,060 Headcount                    1,680                    2,530                     (850)

   Target Enrollment
   8,000 Headcount

   (5,800 Main Campus)                2,257                    2,900                     (643)

    Source: University Housing ( and
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In addition, the university seeks to house all freshmen in the town center. Even if all beds in the town
center are devoted to freshmen, the university will still need another 586 beds to meet their
freshmen-housing goal. Table 3, illustrates this need.

Table 3. Projected Freshmen Housing Requirements

   Main Campus                                         Housing Goal
                               Number of Town
                                Center Beds*           (100% Freshmen)        Surplus/Deficit
   Fall 2003

   5,060 Headcount                    1,510                  1,701                    (191)

   Target Enrollment
   8,000 Headcount

   (5,800 Main Campus)                1,424                  2,010                    (586)

    Source: University Housing (,
        ( and Institutional Research
        Data Set for Fall 2003 (

    Note:” Town Center Beds” refers to all beds on the main campus except beds located on West Campus.

The master plan illustrates the potential of building a new residence hall on Centennial Center land
currently occupied by tennis courts. This new building would help unite and better define the residential
community at Centennial Center. If construction methods similar to the adjacent, new residence halls
were used, approximately 346 beds could be added to the total number of beds. Although this would not
completely remedy the deficit of beds for either the 50% enrollment or the 100% freshman goal, it would
be a good first step. Additional housing options, either on West Campus land or other potential
acquisitions, should be explored. Table 4 summarizes housing needs by goals and the addition of another
residence hall on Centennial Center Square.

Table 4. Summary Housing Goals

                of Town     100%              Freshmen   Total         50%                Enrollment
                Center      Freshmen          Surplus/   Number of     Enrollment         Surplus/
                Beds*       Demand            Deficit    Beds          Demand             Deficit
 Existing        1,510        1,701             (191)      1,680         2,530              (850)

 Future          1,424        2,010            (586)       2,257          2,900               (643)

 Centennial      1,770        2,010            (240)       2,603          2,900               (297)
    Source: University Housing (,
        ( and Institutional Research
        Data Set for Fall 2003 (
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      Note:” Town Center Beds” refers to all beds on the main campus except beds located on West Campus

Greek Housing
Three governing bodies now guide fraternities and sororities on the GC&SU campus. The National
Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is composed of traditional women’s social sororities. The North-American
Interfraternity Council (NIC) is composed of traditional men’s social fraternities, and the National Pan-
Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of historically African-American fraternities and sororities.

At present, GC&SU has four NPC sororities ranging in size from 72 to 86 members. Housing for the
groups ranges from 20 to 40 beds. Six sororities are anticipated on campus by the end of the ten-year
planning horizon. Currently one of the current sororities owns Clark House a brick house directly across
from the parking lot west of Parks Hall which accommodates 12 woment. It assumed that they could keep
this house and place additional members in the Greek Village.

Four (4) NIC fraternities are active on the GC&SU campus ranging in size from 20 to 55 members.
Houses for these groups might range from 14 to 20 beds. The ten year planning horizon for NIC
fraternities is five chapter houses at 14 to 20 beds.

NHPC groups are embedded in their larger alumni community which controls their membership.
Accordingly, their students do not have the authority to go out and add new members. At present there are
four chapters ranging in size from two (2) to seven (7) members. The planning target for NPHC groups is
four chapter houses each with four bedroom chapter houses.

Development of a Greek Village would add cachet to Greek life that would most likely result in a dramatic
increase in student interest and numbers. Given the potential for growth, an effective plan for the Greek
Village might anticipate another phase of construction in a second ten-year planning window.

The proposed ten-year program for Greek Housing is as follows:

Table 5: Greek Housing Program

Organization No. Chapter Houses            No. beds in each house      Total Beds

NPC                                    6                       20-40       120-240

NIC                                    5                       14-20         70-100

NHPC                                   4                           4              16