Housing is a college topic that's not often talked about when applying to schools, so I'll try to provide a little insight. After freshman year, most students live in college dorms selected via a randomized lottery. However, I live in Channing Cox in the River Apartments which, as the name suggests, are college-owned apartments. Oh, I guess I should mention I'm a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., a national (and international) African American greek-lettered fraternity. Three of my brothers and I live in the apartment which is also accessible to the other Alphas, who live in the dorms and off campus. With the exception of two apartments, pretty much the rest of the River Apartments are filled by a collage of students who are affiliated and unaffiliated. Each apartment has 4 rooms, a front room area, and a kitchen. Through the years each class of Alphas has decorated the apartment. We've added a TV, banners, and other memorabilia from the dozens of lines (lines meaning each new class of members) who have joined the fraternity over the years.