Northwestern students, Greek organizations react to AEPi’s relocation

Stephanie Haines

The Tau Delta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi will move from its current location, 562 Lincoln St., to 584 Lincoln St. effective Sept. 1, 2012, Patricia Telles– Irvin, vice president for student affairs, said in an email sent to the University community Friday.

According to the email, the new space will allow more members to live in the building. The email also said the new building is “more attractive.”

“As a chapter we are very excited,” AEPi President Adam Matsil said. “We have enjoyed our current house, though we have outgrown it. We appreciate the opportunity given to us.”

Matsil said the chapter will tour the new venue at a future date.

Interfraternity Council President Patrick Schnettler said he was “very excited for AEPi.” In his official statement, the McCormick junior said, “We are both excited and intrigued to see how the brand new location will help the chapter contribute to the greater Greek community and the entire Northwestern community.”

Telles-Irvin’s email also said AEPi is the first of three chapters to move from Lincoln Street. Theta Chi and Zeta Beta Tau are currently discussing with Northwestern plans to move from their current locations – 572 Lincoln St. and 576 Lincoln St., respectively – due to “deteriorating” building structures.

ZBT President and Medill junior Jon Rosenberg said he did not want to comment.

According to Theta Chi’s press release, the fraternity will move from their current location to a new location that the University has yet to determine.

“We are happy AEPi could reach a housing solution with the University,” said Theta Chi President and fifth-year McCormick senior Frank Jiruska. “We hope that Theta Chi and ZBT can reach similar solutions, and we hope AEPi’s move goes smoothly.”

Theta Chi’s press release stated that the fraternity has resided at its current venue for 40 years. Similar to AEPi, Theta Chi, according to the press release, hopes to live in a nicer venue so they can continue to house their growing membership.

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