Friday, January 04, 2008

Evicted West Virginia Fraternites Must Correct Violations Before Moving Back to Houses

WVU Fraternities Trying to Stay Afloat

By Patrick W. Connelly
, The Frat Boy News

Four fraternities evicted from their chapters houses last spring at West Virginia University still aren't allowed to move back.

The university's Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Kappa Sigma were kicked out of their houses in May after officials found fire code violations, blocked entrances and exits and holes in ceilings.

Each fraternity was permitted to move back once it had each of the violations corrected, but all four are finding it difficult to raise enough money to help their cause.

Phi Delta Theta is planning to demolish its former house to build a new one, while Phi Kappa Sigma is working to complete a $3 million renovation before moving back in.

Phi Gamma Delta must repair over $500,000 in damages to parts of its chapter house that were in violation. The fraternity received 112 fire code violations before being forced to move out.

"It was never kept up from the 70s," Phi Gamma Delta President Julian Carvalho said. "Not having a central location has been a problem."

Brothers of Pi Kappa Phi are optimistic that by May they'll be able to move back in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You've got some Greek Dislexia in this story.

Phi Sigma Kappa 672 North High Street Morgantown, WV was condemned and is doing a $3Million dollar upgrade to reopen.

Phi Kappa Sigma has been gone @ WVU for years:

-A WVU KA Alum

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