Christian Brothers University is the oldest collegiate degree-granting institution in the city of Memphis. The university is run by the Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious order founded by St. John Baptist de la Salle, the patron saint of teachers. It is located in Midtown Memphis near Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Campus : Christian Brothers University is located on a 75-acre (300,000 m square) wooded campus in the heart of Midtown, Memphis, four miles (6 km) east of Downtown. Kenrick Hall is the oldest building on campus, constructed in 1939 as the original Christian Brothers High School.
The university's architecture follows the Georgian style popular at the time of the campus' relocation to East Parkway. Arch-covered walkways traverse the main campus, allowing students and faculty to get to most buildings shielded from the weather. The campus is enclosed by an iron fence with brick accents with entrances on East Parkway South, Central Avenue, and Avery Avenue.
Outside organizations housed on campus :
Canale Arena :
- Barret School of Banking
- Facing History and Ourselves
Canale Arena, originally called De La Salle Gymnasium, was completed in 1950. At that time, it was the largest indoor arena in the city of Memphis. The arena was fully renovated in 2004 and has a capacity of 1,000.
Student Life :
CBU is a Division II team and a member of the Gulf South Conference. Buccaneer teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer. Lady Buccaneer teams include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The Lady Buccaneers and Buccaneers have won multiple athletic competitions, including the 2002 Division II women's soccer championship and the 2008 GSC men's basketball championship.
Greek life :
21% of male students and 24% of female students are members of fraternities and sororities
Campus Greek councils include the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Council (NPC), and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).