Q: What is St. Anthony Hall?
A: St. A's is a co-ed literary fraternity.
Q: Where do you live?
A: We live in King House, a mansion located at 154 Hope Street, on the corner of Hope and Benevolent. Built in 1895, it's one of the oldest dorms on campus.
Q: How accessible is King House?
A: Our house, due to its really old nature, is not as physically accessible as we would like. All of our events take place on the first floor, which is relatively accessible (there are a few steps leading up to the front door, but there is a ramp + elevator that can be used if you have your own universal lift key), but physical accessibility becomes a large issue for anyone who would like to live in house and/or become a member, as the rest of the building is only accessible with stairs. We have talked to SEAS in depth about this issue, but want to be upfront about this issue.
If you have any other auditory/visual considerations you want us to keep in mind, please let us know in person or via email. We want your experience in the space to be the best it can be!
Q: So what's a co-ed literary fraternity?
A: We're a supportive, tight-knit group of people who value creativity and expression and share a common passion for learning and literature.
Q: Don't fraternities just drink all the time? And haze?
A: All of our members are free to make their own decisions about drinking. While alcohol is present on some occasions, it's not a central aspect of our organization. You can also rest assured that the fraternity has never and will never haze any of its members or pledges.
Q: So what does it mean to be a "fraternity" then?
A: For us it's about having siblings whom you can trust and rely on, and who trust and rely on you. We're also a national organization and our network of chapters spans from as far north as MIT to as far south as the University of Mississippi.
Q: What does a co-ed literary fraternity do?
A: Among other things, we produce a literary magazine, host various literary and social events, and spend time together in the lounge talking about our lives. Above all we're a group of close friends who support each other.
Q: The "Saint" in your name - are you a religious group?
A: No, we are not religiously affiliated; our name is just a historical quirk.
Q: You seem to really like King House. What's so cool about the place?
A: Well, what's not to like? King House is a restored mansion, so it has all the comforts of living in a house that you can't get from the dorms. We're also lucky enough to have a comfortable lounge, a study library, a spacious kitchen, a solarium, three pianos, individual bathrooms, as well as some of Brown's largest singles and doubles. In addition, we're not located on Wriston and, believe us, the slightly longer walk to the Main Green is worth the peace and quiet.
Q: OK, so you're a fraternity. Do you have secrets?
A: If we did, do you think we'd write them on our website?
Q: How do I find out more?
A: The best way to get to know us is to stop by the Hall (directions). Any of our members would be happy to address any questions you may have. To learn more - or to be added to the event mailing list - you can always email St.AnthonyHall@gmail.com. See you there!