Jefferson Hall
100 Fraternitas Drive

The current Jefferson Hall was constructed in 1971, replacing a previous Jefferson Hall that burned down on the same spot three years prior and had previously held (among other things) the Department of Political Science. After the first building to bear the name burned down, however, that department was moved temporarily to Queens Hall, across the way, and by the time the building was completed, the department's faculty refused to be moved back across Fraternitas Drive -- some out of sheer sloth and stubbornness, some out of fear of some curse that had previously afflicted Jefferson Hall. As it happened, however, this coincided with a paradigm shift within the administration which began to take the whole school in a more liberal direction; as the decade progressed, a number of departments were expanded or added to reflect the changing time. As such, Jefferson Hall is currently home to the Department of Gender Studies, the Department of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the Department of Intercultural Studies and the Departments of African, African-American, Asian, Central American and Native American Studies, as well as the Department of Linguistics and the various professors in charge of most of the assorted language programs.

Though the interior of the building has a slightly 'modern' (or, rather, functionally ugly) edge, the exterior is plain brick with white trim and a black slanted roof, so that the six-story building blends in fairly well with the structures around it. Ivy has even been carefully cultivated upon the walls, granting the hall the illusion of greater age and dignity.

Like many of the other buildings on Greyson's campus, Jefferson Hall is thought to be haunted, though most of the detailed accounts of strange lights and sounds date back to the days of the previous building. The fire, it is said, was caused by supernatural forces; the whole of the building may be cursed. Some of the tales even trot out the old "Indian burial ground" chestnut, alleging that the current building has only been spared the darkness that plagued its predecessor because some of the professors housed therin now pay homage to the native peoples of New England. Other students claim that a more prosaic haunting is to blame. Whatever the reason, even though the current Jefferson Hall is relatively quiet, there have still been reports of floating balls of light, shadowy apparitions and strange, soft chanting late at night.