About the NHC


MISSION HISTORY FAQ | BOARD OF DIRECTORS | STAFF

The Alpha Chi Omega National Housing Corporation (NHC) was formed in 1996 and is responsible for collegiate chapter facilities which are owned, leased or managed by the NHC. The National Housing Corporation is supported by a Board of Directors and professional staff. The Board of Directors provides guidance on the strategic direction of the NHC to the NHC staff who carries out the day-to-day projects. But when we get down to it, the NHC is responsible for the reason #AXOisHome to our members. Dedicated to providing a space for our members to share with their sisters, study, celebrate and make memories, the NHC team is the foundation on which each structure is sustained.


MISSION

The National Housing Corporation promotes, supports and develops appropriate, desirable and safe facilities to enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience.


HISTORY

 Housing Alpha Chi Omega members has been an important component of the experience since our first recorded chapter house in the 1890s. Since then, Alpha Chi Omega has monitored the changes in housing trends and campus climates to ensure we remain a competitive and desirable housing option for our membership. This was done through loyal volunteers at both the national and local level as well as dedicated headquarters staff.
In the early 1960s, a thorough review of the housing committee structure took place and changes were tested and scrutinized over the next decade in an effort to ensure collegiate chapters and local house corporations were getting the support and guidance that was needed. In 1968, the convention body officially established the National Collegiate Housing Committee with six volunteer members.
In 1996, the National Housing Corporation was formed as an Indiana non-profit corporation. The NHC was created as a separate entity to handle issues and activities related to housing on behalf of the Fraternity. Although separate, the NHC is an integral part of the mission of Alpha Chi Omega.
Today, we are just as committed as ever to enhancing the Alpha Chi Omega member experience through the opportunity to share community and sisterhood in a chapter facility.
 

FAQ

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION?
The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is the entity responsible for overseeing all aspects relating to Alpha Chi Omega physical chapter facilities that are owned, leased or managed by the NHC. It is a nonprofit corporation which owns and operates many of our chapters’ facilities and provides support services for facilities owned by campus-specific entities. Dedicated staff members work for the NHC to help chapters and their facilities. The NHC staff members also work closely with the NHC Board to execute the mission of the NHC.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION?
The National Housing Corporation promotes, supports and develops appropriate, desirable and safe facilities to enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience.

WHO IS THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION BOARD?
The NHC Board is comprised of seven members who serve as directors of the board and are appointed by the National Council. One member of the National Council serves as the ex-officio member of the NHC. The board provides oversight and guidance on the strategic direction of the NHC and to the NHC staff who carries out the day to day projects.

WHAT STAFF SUPPORTS THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION?
The NHC has five full time staff dedicated to the financial stability, daily operations and strategic plans of the NHC. The NHC also has a partnership with CSL management to assist and oversee the day-to-day operations of the chapter facilities the NHC owns or manages.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) Board of Directors provides oversight and guidance on the strategic direction of the NHC and to the NHC staff who carries out day-to-day projects. Both the NHC Board of Directors and NHC staff work to execute the mission statement of the NHC, which reads:
“The National Housing Corporation promotes, supports and develops appropriate, desirable and safe facilities to enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience.”
The board is comprised of seven directors, six who are elected by the National Council, and the National President or her designated National Council representative.

National Housing Corporation Board of Directors (full description)
  • March 31, 2019 – Nominations due
  • April-July, 2019 – Applications reviewed and candidates selected
  • August 1, 2019 – Volunteer term begins

Interested individuals should submit their résumé and letter of interest to Billi Carson, director of executive operations, or mail it to headquarters (5939 Castle Creek Parkway N. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250).
NHC STAFF
The NHC staff is dedicated to the financial stability, daily operations and strategic plans of the NHC. They focus on fostering a high quality membership experience by ensuring NHC facilities are well maintained, competitive and safe while providing critical oversight of the day-to-day management, programming and operations of the NHC facilities.


MEET YOUR NHC STAFF PARTNER! 
 
Emeline Thompson
Emeline Thompson
Housing Operations Manager
Works with chapters in the states of: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX 
Learn more about Emeline >
Eliza Payne
Eliza Payne
Housing Operations Coordinator
Works with chapters in the states of: AR, CT, IA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NY, OH, PA, OR, RI, UI, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV
Learn more about Eliza >

Click here to see a map of the NHC staff territory.

The National Housing Corporation promotes, supports and develops appropriate, desirable and safe facilities to enhance the Alpha Chi Omega experience. In all that we do, we strive to uphold this mission. 

Please know that we take this responsibility very seriously and want you to love every minute of your time in an Alpha Chi facility. If we can help, let us know!
 
Emeline Hansen Thompson Laura Eisler
Amy Jo Gabel
Senior Director of Housing 
 
Laura Eisler
Director of Housing
 
Learn more about Amy Jo > Learn more about Laura >

 
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Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters
5939 Castle Creek Parkway N. Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317.579.5050
Fax: 317.579.5051
Email: info@alphachiomega.org