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The tip we received about DU’s new chapter house at the University of Missouri:
Mizzou Delta Upsilon has been building a 6 million dollar castle that they will be moving into beginning of August. There are some awesome pictures online of it. It is a castle.
Well, it’s not a castle, but it is pretty fucking impressive. After $2.5 million was raised from alumni donations and another three after a successful fundraising campaign concluded, the University of Missouri’s Delta Upsilon chapter broke ground late last year to begin construction of their new $5.5 million pad. According to our tipster, residents are all set to move in early August.
Chapter house arms races are always interesting to follow. Similar to athletic facilities at major universities, if you want to land bluechip prospects, you better promise them the world and show them that the place they’d be hanging their hats over the next few years is nicer than their neighbors’. It’s why Bama has a waterfall in their locker room and why recruits around the country are escorted around campus by attractive coeds who may or may not double as paid-for student-prostitutes.
It’s all part of the recruiting game, and the game can get dirty.
From Pennington & Company:
Highlights of the $5.5 million facility include:
∙ Formal foyer featuring a grand staircase
∙ Library with a fireplace and grand piano
∙ Alumni room for sporting event weekends and gatherings at the house
∙ Spacious lounge designed for community gathering, as well as alumni functions
∙ Grand patio located off of the lounge, designed for fraternity use and functions
∙ Quiet study area featuring tables and chairs for comfortable studying
∙ House director’s apartment
∙ Commercial kitchen with separate weekend kitchen for member use
∙ Formal dining room and chapter room
∙ Handicapped-accessible suite
∙ Bedroom quarters that sleep 16
∙ Combination of suite-style bedroom accommodations
∙ 25 double rooms
∙ Three quad suites
∙ Sleeping capacity of 62
∙ Bathrooms shared by two double rooms
∙ 30 covered parking spaces
∙ 21 uncovered parking spaces
∙ Workshop for special event projects
∙ Laundry and vending area
∙ Designated bicycle area
∙ Elevator access to first floor of the house
It’s a dick-measuring contest and Mizzou’s DU just laid it out on the table..
[via Pennington & Company]