Saturday, March 03, 2007

USC Phi Delts Hit Roadblock In House Rennovations

PhiDelt Encounters Delays in Rennovations

Red tape has put a hold on rebuilding the historic Phi Delta Theta house at the University of Southern California. The house shown above, caught on fire in April 2005. It has since undergone a $3 million dollar restoration. However, things have been put on hold pending a decision by the Los Angeles Associate Zoning Administrator to lift the limit on the number of residents that can live in one building.

The building, built in 1896, and the fraternity moved in to the building in 1950. The chapter has been in a rebuilding phase recently, in terms of their building and the chapter as a whole. In 2002 the chapter charter was revoked. However, the chapter was re-established in April 2006. It has since re-emerged as a leader on the campus. They have instated a no alcohol policy and maitianed one of the highest GPA's amongst fraternities.

"They clearly deserve to go back to the house we've lived in for the past 50 years," said Bill Bedford, a 1957 USC graduate and president of the housing corporation.

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