The houses in the College’s first five residential complexes were named for a donor or a distinguished leader, thinker, scholar, scientist, or artist:
ALPHA: Gandhi, James/Gershwin (1970), Mill, Locke/Prasch (1975) BETA: Benedict, Dante, Darwin, Pascal/Kennedy (1963) DELTA: Berkeley, Copley, Ibsen, Gershwin/James (1970) EPSILON: Beecher, Hawthorne/Blakely (1973), Dalton, Jefferson/Douglas (1970) GAMMA: Freeman, Knox, Newton,Wilson
In the College’s early years, over 40% of the College’s revenues came from Presbyterian supporters. When the College added two new residential complexes, Kappa and Zeta, the houses were named to honor individuals, many of them Presbyterians, who provided significant support to the College in its early years:
KAPPA: Leighton, Morris, Oberg, Scott
ZETA: Henderson, Hiaasen, Hubbard, Kirby
In the last 15 years, the College has added residential space through the construction of Nu (suites), Omega (apartments), and Sigma (formerly known as East Lodge).With the construction of the Iota Residential Complex, the College returns to its roots in residence hall design and continues the tradition of honoring individuals who have distinguished themselves in their support of Eckerd College.
THE IOTA COMPLEX
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