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OU Beta Theta Pi’s Record-Setting House Must Be Seen To Be Believed

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Beta House

After the largest capital campaign in the history of U.S. fraternities raised around $11 million, the Oklahoma Beta Theta Pi chapter house has opened its doors to Norman’s new happiest residents. Prepare to be jealous.

In a press release sent out on Saturday, OU Beta described the renovations.

From Beta Theta Pi Corporation of Oklahoma:

The original chapter house, designed by architect Harold Gimeno in the Italian Renaissance Revival style and completed in 1928, consisted of approximately 16,000 square feet.

The newly renovated chapter house, designed by architect Michael Hall of G2H Architects, consists of approximately 36,000 square feet (more than double the size of the original house). Consistent with its inclusion in the National Registry of Historic Places, the renovated chapter house preserves the iconic limestone façade of the 1928 chapter house.

The new accommodations are truly unique as compared to those offered by other fraternities at OU and across the nation. These include beds for 90, a dining hall for 120, a study hall with tiered, fixed seating for 75 that rivals any classroom on campus, 5 private, soundproof study rooms, a recreational room with 5 flat screen TVs, a commercial-grade kitchen and food service facility, wireless internet, a basketball court, a covered patio, and an outdoor grill area.

Sound cool? It looks even better.


Beta House

Historic Plaque

Referring to bringing a girl back as “giving her a history lesson.” TFM.

Alumni Museum

Dining Hall

Dining Hall Empty

So much room for activities!

Study Hall

This lecture hall looks nicer than 90% of the university classrooms I’ve ever been in.

Outdoor Grill

Basketball Court 2

Basketball Court

I can’t even imagine how easy rush must have been for these guys this year. Stealing kids from Beta this year must’ve been more difficult than telling time in a casino.

The fraternity house game has just been stepped up, and we’re all witnesses.

[via Beta Theta Pi Corporation of Oklahoma]

Images via Beta Theta Pi Corporation of Oklahoma

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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