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Inside Higher Ed: Residence Halls Get Religion

The new Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has a defining characteristic: most of its members identify with the Roman Catholic Church.

The fraternity – on private property that is considered part of campus, but opened, owned and operated by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center at the university – is already filled to capacity, with about 65 beds claimed. The fraternity itself has existed for a half-dozen years, but this is the first time its members have enjoyed their own housing.

“That’s been the remarkable thing, is that even without the living space, there has been this demand,” Nebraska Dean of Students Matt Hecker said.

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