Who We Are
The Kansas 4-H Foundation serves as the landlord for the Alpha of Clovia 4-H Cooperative Leadership House near the campus of Kansas State University. The house is open to 4-H alumnae with first preference to former Kansas 4-H members. Members are selected through an application and interview process. We invite you to take a closer look at life at Alpha of Clovia.
While there are many opportunities for Clovia women to broaden their social experience, scholastic achievement is a priority among members. A minimum GPA of 2.65 is required for initiation and full membership.
Clovia also offers other opportunities to enhance the academic environment. There is a large study room with 24-hour quiet, study hours for relaxed study. There is also a house computer available for everyone.
House duties are distributed among members in this cooperative living situation, with four hours of duties per week for first-year members. This decreases by one hour for each year you have lived in the house.
Duties are assigned based on each woman's preferences and are arranged around class schedules. Each person has the opportunity to request certain duties, from cooking and cleaning to yard work.
Other duties are assigned on a rotating basis, including responsibilities like phone and door duty, wake-up duty, and serving the Wednesday night formal dinner.
This cooperative effort allows Clovia to be an economical living situation. Members pay around $1,700 each semester, which includes a meal plan consisting of lunch Sunday through Friday, dinner Monday through Friday, breakfast items available every morning, and anytime foods available 24/7.
Life at Clovia offers women the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of social events, including a fall barn dance, a spring formal, and homecoming activities. They also take part in intramural sports and various community service projects.
New Clovers go through a semester-long period of new member training. They learn about house policies and Clovia history. New members are also matched with a big sister to guide them through initiation.
All women participate in determining house rules and policies as well as electing house officers. Decisions are made by house members at meetings each Wednesday night.
Guidance is found in Clovia's housemother, who has her own apartment in the house. Also available to the women are two faculty and three alumnae advisors who participate in house activities.