Sig Ep At Virginia Tech Opens $5 Million House, Among Nicest In Nation

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Virginia Tech’s Greek Village — called Oak Lane — is currently undergoing an expansion project, Phase IV, in which new fraternity and sorority houses are being constructed in addition to the previous 18 from the first three phases. The first house was recently completed and ready for move-in at the beginning of the 2013 spring semester — the house of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

It’s ridiculous. It’s $5,000,000 worth of ridiculous, actually.

Michael Cocke, President of Sigma Phi Epsilon, explained that both residents of the house and other members take full advantage of the multiple study lounges and conference rooms. According to Cocke, Virginia Tech contributed $3 million to the house, and the alumni of Sig Ep contributed $2 million to build the house.

You know Mike Cocke’s got a sweet presidential setup in there, too. “Hey, you wanna head upstairs and check out Mike Cocke’s chambers?” Who could say no to that? Hell, I’d follow Mike Cocke upstairs.

3 MM from the school, huh? Unbelievable. My school tried to purchase our house from us to use the land for some worthless academic nonsense and subsequently drive our dicks out of town, and they lowballed the shit out of us. I’m amazed by the university support at VT.

“The design is very intentional and allows for a lot of space for interaction,” said Kenneth Belcher, senior associate director for housing services. The new house is home to 35 brothers from the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter and features several study lounges, a conference room, a comfortable living room with a Hokie stone fireplace, and a large kitchen and dining area for shared meals.

Take a look at some photos:

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It’s also adjacent to a golf course. Buncha assholes.

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So, I ask you, which other houses compete with this one?

[via Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech News, SigEpVT.org]

Image via VT.edu

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    • 6
      OXinyourBox

      @Virginia Gentleman, Not necessarily true. Most of the kids I know that are Hokies love the school and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else (most choose to go to Tech over UVA because engineering/architecture/hard sciences have a better reputation). However the greek system at UVA is better than Va Tech so it wouldn’t surprise me if a solid percentage of Greek Hokies are actually UVA rejects.

      I’ve always said if you combine the best elements of UVA (frattier college, hotter girls, better campus, strong school academically) with Virginia Tech (better football tradition, more passionate fanbase, better parties, better downtown bars- I’m sorry the corner fucking blows compared to downtown Blacksburg) you would have the ultimate SEC/TFM school.

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      Weisenheimer

      I’ve got a buddy in SigEp at VT, and he is so pissed about graduating that he’s considering staying an extra semester just so he can use the house. Can’t say I blame him after seeing this.

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    • -1
      Frataholic

      Yeah and then their gay Pike (literally, lives with his “partner” much younger Pike) Dean of Students banned pledgeship. So… yeah, are there still fraternities at UVA?

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    • -1
      SigmahDick

      ^Nailed it. I was raised to hate UVA, as were thousands of other Hokies, I didn’t apply to UVA and I think VT has been awesome. Maybe if UVA had good tailgates and a football team that wasn’t a bunch of pussies then cool people would be more interested. All I see when I watch the Hokies give UVA the dick on the field is a bunch of whining bitches. It’s been 9 years….you’re no threat.
      The new house shows that the university supports efforts to make greek life at VT more like the SEC, but it’s not a greek school and probably won’t be until they finish the majority of the new expansion project and get better IFC. If your fraternity isn’t in deep shit at VT then you’re not good. SPE and SAE are always in trouble, and undoubtably the best two.

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    frattypaddy_69

    what this article isn’t telling you is that this fraternity is on probation til the end of 2014 and can’t even use their house for anything. over half the members left the fraternity. Sig Ep is fucked at tech even though they have a nice house. Their nationals is running them like a sorority now

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    PurdueSig

    Our house had a 7.5 million renovation back in 06 and that came straight from our alumni. That house is basically owned by the university

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