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Teague Residence Hall

Teague Residence Hall

Teague Residence Hall opened on Stadium Drive as a men's dormitory in 1958, around the same time as nearby Parker and Avery dorms. In the 1970s and 1980s Teague was one of the most notorious dorms on campus. With a strong focus on fellowship and tradition, Teague was often compared to a fraternity. Teague residents were known for their rowdy behavior and for their emphasis on intramural sports (teams from Teague were frequent winners of intramural sports championships). In 1983 Teague residents entered a candidate for homecoming queen: Scott Latham, who ran under the name "Yure Nmomma" and won, becoming the first male homecoming queen at UNC. Latham's pseudonym was in reference to the phrase "Your Mamma Sleeps in Teague," which appeared on aerial banners flown over Kenan Stadium during football games in the early 1980s. In 1988, shortly after Teague residents were accused of sexual and racial harassment directed at a campus housing employee, university officials decided to turn Teague into a coed dorm.

The building is named for Claude Edward Teague, class of 1912, and a longtime educator. He served as UNC business manager from 1943 to 1957.

Date Established: 1958

Date Range: 1958 – Present

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