There are twenty-one rooms at Gemini, each housing members with high speed fiber-optic internet connections and satelite television with multiple movie channels. Each member does an average of two house jobs per week. The men cook all of their meals, taking turns preparing lunches and dinners. This all comes at a cost that is nearly half the price of residence halls! We have a computer room with house computers. There is also house wide wireless internet that is connected along with a house network system for file transfer, printer sharing, and game play among rooms.
Set on top of the hill greeting Purdue travelers along US 231, the house boasts a great view of the levee with downtown Lafayette in the skyline. Gemini is about a six minute walk from the east side of campus and set in an ideal location for dining and shopping. The Levee Plaza sits at the foot of our hill, where a variety of stores, restaurants, and a 7 screen movie complex can be enjoyed. Two blocks to our west is the Chauncey Hill Mall.
In the fall of 1972, Gemini was founded. Gemini was a merger of two existing co-ops: Club 25 and State House.
Club 25 was founded in 1952 by a group of 25 men from Cary Quad. Club 25 House originally located at 415 State Street. Later they acquired the old Acacia fraternity house next door at 427 State Street.
State House, also founded in 1952, was located at 1290 State Street. The group was housed in a temporary men's dormitory. When the drom was destroyed by a fire, the insurance proceed and money from the E. V. R. Kneale fund financed a new State House structure.
Both houses were owned by the University and leased to PSHC. Club 25 was torn down to complete the Graduate House Mall. However, the State House structure was saved and leased to the SAM's. The actual merger came in 1972, when PSHC purchased the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house. Gemini now resides in this house.