SRD

Your Home Away From Home

OUR TEXAS ROOTS

In 1920, Samuel P. Cochran recognized a lack of suitable housing for young women who were attending The University of Texas at Austin. With the help of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Texas, Mr. Cochran was able to raise the funds necessary to build SRD.

OUR TEXAS ROOTS

In the early 1900s, very few housing options existed for female students at The University of Texas at Austin. Samuel P. Cochran recognized this problem and enlisted the help of the Scottish Rite Freemasons, a philanthropic fraternity, to build Scottish Rite Dormitory (SRD). Herbert M. Greene was commissioned to design the dormitory which he modeled in the colonial revival style.  Greene's efforts were so successful that he was awarded the title of University Architect.

MISSION

Since 1922, the dorm has aimed "to promote the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Development of the Residents."

SRD continues to provide a safe and nurturing environment where college women are encouraged to explore, grow and forge life-long friendships.

 

LIFE AT SRD

"There is no place I would have rather lived my freshman year - everyone is so sweet, the food is so good, and living here has made the transition to college so much easier!!!"

- Cassidy Kelley (Class of 2020)

"I LOVE the food here! I will wake up early on Fridays just for the waffle bar. Also, the place is beautiful, has amazing amenities and a staff that makes SRD feel like a family, not just a dorm."

- Mary Brinsko (Class of 2020)

LIFE AT SRD

"There is no place I would have rather lived my freshman year - everyone is so sweet, the food is so good, and living here has made the transition to college so much easier!!!"

 

- Cassidy K. (Class of 2020)

"I LOVE the food here! I will wake up early on Fridays just for the waffle bar. Also, the place is beautiful, has amazing amenities and a staff that makes SRD feel like a family, not just a dorm."

 

- Mary B. (Class of 2020)

 

TOUR

If you're in Austin, we invite you to drop by for a 15-20 minute tour of SRD! There is no need to make an appointment. We'd love to meet you and show you around. Until then, take a look at the slideshow to your right.