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About Our House

Learn about the history and tradition of our House. Find out more about our House Constitution. Buy our apparel!  

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Our People

Let us introduce you to the Don and Dean of our House. Also meet our House Government and other Peer Leaders.  

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Our Events

Read about our House Events and all of the activities organized by Brooksians for Brooksians. 

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Members of Brooks College House, known as Brooksians, begin their residential life at F&M during first-year orientation with the fiery Phoenix Ceremony. Each new resident writes down something that they would like to leave behind, a part of their past, as they move on to college and enter into the Brooks House community. These declarations are placed into the ceremonial Phoenix Sculpture in a colorful bonfire on Hartman Green. Like the legend of the Phoenix, our House emblem, this ceremony symbolizes rebirth and renewal. Students also write down something they would like to achieve, a part of themselves they would like to develop. These notes are collected and returned as students graduate, encouraging reflection on personal and academic growth.

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The Pulse of Brooks House

Story 8/24/2021

Archives Intern Directs Displays for Alumnus Filmmaker

Honoring the 100th anniversary of a legendary Hollywood film director is challenging enough, but doing so a year after passing the milestone requires some rescripting. 

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Story 7/26/2021

Weaving Lancaster’s Rich Farming Community into the...

F&M is tucked in the center of a county full of lush rolling farmland. These students are researching how to take advantage of these agricultural surroundings by adding a sustainable food systems...

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Story 6/14/2021

Uncovered History: Recent Grad Explores the Experiences of...

When F&M celebrated 50 years of co-education in 2019, Brianna Adams ’21 found herself wondering, “What was the experience like for Black women?” With little to no information documented, Adams dove...

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