Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Three UT frat houses closed due to safety problems

TN Alpha SigEps will have to find another place to live when they return from the Christmas break. The inspector says the house is unsafe to inhabit.
"We found a few things that upset us, such as fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, exit signs - life safety features that require attention," Boyd said today.

Boyd said the first fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, 1828 Fraternity Park Drive, was closed Saturday. Two other fraternity houses, Lambda Chi Alpha, 1848 Fraternity Park Drive, and Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1832 Fraternity Park Drive, were closed Tuesday.

Maybe Someday...

The house was built in the mid sixties as part of a campus renovation plan which included a new "Fraternity Row" on campus. All the houses affected are in the same area and were built around the same time.

The SigEp chapter at Tennessee has plans to build a new house on the same site, but has not yet set a date for ground-breaking. Maybe this will be the "opportunity" needed to get things started.

Three UT frat houses closed due to safety problems : Local News : Knoxville News Sentinel