On October 23, 2010, in Fairfax, Virginia, a special communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in the Commonwealth of Virginia will convene. This special communication is called for the purpose of chartering under dispensation Patriot Lodge UD. The event will take place in the Edwin Meese Conference Room of Mason Hall at George Mason University from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner will follow from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuxedos are recommended but dark suit is acceptable.
This will be the first academic lodge in the state, and the first new lodge to be established in almost 30 years in Virginia (apart from research and daylight Lodges).
An “academic” Lodge is a Lodge with close ties to a nearby institution of higher learning which is enabled by a strong partnership between a Grand Lodge and the representative university. The Patriot Lodge is founded upon the example of the Harvard lodge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other similar institutions.
The United Grand Lodge of England has strengthened its own "University Lodge Scheme" this past year, and has chartered more than 30 lodges attached to universities and colleges.
For more information see the lodge website http://www.thepatriotlodge.org
H/T Ron Kellogg