In the 1990s, the Stanford University Trustees adopted the Stanford Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that was intended to fully renovate every residence on campus. In the fall of 2002, Stanford advised Sigma Chi’s Alpha Omega House Corporation (AOHC) that the house would have to meet all requirements of Stanford's CIP, or potentially be considered in breach of our lease and at risk of losing the house.


  • Computer cluster/study room with fiber-optic cable and Internet capability throughout the house

  • Basement storage room.

  • Plumbing, electrical and mechanical, and university-mandated seismic upgrades

  • Life-safety improvements

  • New fire-rated doors

  • Sprinkler and alarm systems upgraded

  • New second-floor laundry room

  • Bathroom renovations,

  • Kitchen renovation

  • New flooring, paint, plumbing, electrical and heating

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