The Fuller Audit and Redman’s email

Another reason Greek organizations may be suffering low occupancy is the so-called Fuller Audit, a College-funded examination on the physical plants of fraternities and sororities that required houses to undergo extensive renovations by 2008. This audit—which included even such frivolous details as the accessibility of fire alarm pull-stations—is costing many houses hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, forcing them to raise their rents and dues to pay for it, even as insurance rates rise astronomically. The rent at Greek organizations, already mandated to be 80 percent of College rooming fees and in many cases much more, may be a large factor in students’ decision to live on campus.