So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # Lower and ground levels
Capacity 51
Room Types Single, Double
Gender Co-Ed
Average Ceiling Height Between 8’9″ and 10’4″
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; built-in closet; three-drawer dresser; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Devitt House is divided into upper (ground floor) and lower (basement) sections. Upper Devitt contains a kitchenette with a stove, sink and counter/cupboard space (and a built-in ironing board) and the house den/study area (The Shindig) Each house’s bathroom has individual shower stalls that have a place for changing. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

Pauline Devitt served on the Board of Education (Board of Regents) from 1921 to 1933. She was active in the campaigns to give women the right to vote and served as President of the Iowa State Suffrage Association. Away from campus Devitt was a delegate from Iowa to the Republican National Convention in 1920, chairman of the public welfare division of the Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs and was active in other state and community affairs.