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Centennial Capital Campaign

As an alumnus, you hold the key to preserving our house for our centennial and for its next 100 years. You are being called upon to help us raise the $500,000 needed to fund an extensive set of projects. A modern renovation will complement our prime campus location and improve our recruitment efforts. Additionally, and more critically, major infrastructure improvements will protect the health and safety of our undergraduate brothers and their guests, ensuring that the facility will withstand well into the future.

Thank you to all our donors who have helped transform the experience of living in the house. If you haven't given to the campaign yet, Click Here to Make Your Pledge

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House Renovation Update (Fall 2016)

As our capital campaign continues, we have worked to complete a variety of projects to improve both the infrastructure of the chapter house and the quality of life for the undergraduates.

The most notable improvement is the replacement of the main house circuit breaker, as the prior panel was approximately 50 years old, and it was very expensive to replace the breakers.

The second major improvement was upgrading the internet service. For years, we were unable to get fast or reliable service from the private telecom companies due to the house’s location. But as a result of a year-long negotiation with the University led by undergraduate Vice President Michael Ramdatt, we now have a dedicated fiber connection and AirPennNet internet service, which provides speeds exceeding 200 MB/s. There was a large one-time fee to run the fiber connection and install hardware, but the monthly charges are very reasonable. In the past, one of the bigger reasons cited to not live in the house was poor internet service, so we are thrilled to finally resolve this issue.  

Other improvements include:

  • Adding beautiful new light fixtures in the living room, along with a pair of ceiling fans
  • Purchasing a new stackable Maytag washer and dryer and replacing the older coin-operated machines so residents can do laundry for free
  • Installing a new vanity in the 3rd floor bathroom, along with other important refreshing.

We have a variety of additional projects in the works, and we look forward to providing more updates on larger projects as we make progress. Please come visit and see the improvements for yourself! 

How Your Gift Makes an Impact

Completed Projects

  • Upgraded electrical panel & wiring
  • New fiber optic high-speed internet
  • New pool table, bar furniture & repairs
  • New light fixtures & ceiling fans in Moose Room
  • Restored front & back doors
  • Repaired radiator covers in dining room
  • New dining room tables, benches, & curtains
  • Replaced 3rd floor vanity
  • New mattresses & bunk beds
  • New stacking washer & dryer
  • Repainted most rooms

 

Projects in Progress

  • Kitchen cabinet renovation
  • Squirrel proofing

 

Future Projects

  • Renovate upstairs bedrooms
  • Repair brick retention wall & re-point bricks
  • Repair basement flooring & install floor drain
  • Repair house manager closet
  • Bathroom improvements
  • Restore composite photos/frames
  • Replace carpet on stairs & hallway for 3rd floor
  • Variety of backyard improvements
  • Central air conditioning