Virginia Tech Converts All-Male Dorm to Coed

Pritchard Hall was the East Coast's largest all-male dorm.


The largest all-male dorm on the East Coast is about to go coed when Virginia Tech converts some areas of Pritchard Hall into living space for women, the Collegiate Times reports. The conversion was prompted by increasing numbers of female students enrolling in Virginia Tech, as well as more demand for coed living space in general.

"The percentage of women has gone up slightly, but it's more a reflection of the millennial generation of students who are more interested in a mixed-gender environment than they are in a single-gender environment," said the vice president of student affairs.