a duke university
selective living group
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- What is Brownstone?
Brownstone is a Selective Living Group at Duke University, composed of
around 70 total members and is currently housed in Kilgo houses K and L.
Brownstone has no official theme or affiliation. We are a diverse group
of individuals with different backgrounds and interests. In fact, the
flavor of the dorm changes from year to year based on its current
There are a number of both structured and impromptu activities that
members participate in every year. We hold section parties, dorm
dinners, an annual trip to myrtle beach, retreats once a semester,
among others. To get a better picture of what it is like to live in
Brownstone, come talk to us during rush events.
The number of new members we can take in each year depends on how many
current members graduate or decide to live off campus. To be considered
for selection, simply submit the rush application that will be
available at the end of rush, on this page. It's low-key and meant to
be fun, so don't take it too seriously.
Dues are collected every semester and are typically around $70 for
in-section members and $35 for out-of-section members.
Brownstone makes an effort to be a strong presence in the greater Duke
and Durham communities. Whether it be through supporting other
organizations on campus, community service events, section parties, we
strive to make a difference outside of Brownstone as well.
Members are required to pay dorm dues every semester and live
in-section for two years. That's all. This gives Brownstone members the
freedom to be as involved as they want to be - but you will find that
we all take a vested interest in our home, and are actively engaged in