This small, 160-year-old Catholic university in Illinois hopes to revitalize a local street via the renovation of their “Greek houses”

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions in Quincy, Illinois.

Quincy University now offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values.

QU says that its faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life.

On July 29, 2022, Quincy University (QU) announced that it is hoping to revitalize Quincy’s 18th Street corridor by renovating the university’s “Greek houses” (which house fraternities and sororities).

QU’s Greek Row Remodel intends to bring positive improvements to the Quincy community and the campus.

In addition to enhancing the visual appearance of 18th Street, the Greek Row Remodel will offer much-needed housing updates.

The remodel will also attract students to Quincy University and the Quincy community and will enhance the housing and meeting space for Greek life students.

Strengthening the overall presence of the campus community will advance community development, and it will attract students from diverse backgrounds to attend Quincy University and invest their professional knowledge and skill set back into the Quincy area,” said Dr. Christine Tracy, QU Vice President of Student Development, and Dean of Students.

The Greek Row Remodel includes all four Greek houses and will be executed in three stages.

The first stage of exterior renovations is underway due to a $25,000 gift from a donor.

The next stages include interior improvements and outdoor advancements. These will proceed as QU alumni and Quincy community supporters help fund these renovation stages.

With your donations, the Greek houses can afford long overdue upgrades. These upgrades help new members feel like they’re joining an organization that takes pride in itself. When a space looks good, it feels good,” said Meghan Salamon, Class of ’23, Alpha Omicron Pi, Secondary Education English major.

QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics.

Photo courtesy of Quincy University.

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