The Florida Alpha alumni and undergraduate leadership has developed a comprehensive plan to address the long-term viability of the SigEp experience on the University of Florida campus. Through careful study, assessment, and planning, it has been determined that updates and renovations to the Chapter House are necessary, and the Florida Alpha Alumni Volunteer Corporation must take steps to invest in our home to meet the needs of today’s students. Working with Dan Farmer, an architect with much experience in Greek housing and familiar with the University of Florida, the Alumni Volunteer Corporation has developed a tactical approach to our future. The current plan is a renovation with a strategy based on “Developing a Residential Learning Community with a focus on Sound Mind and Sound Body:”

  • 10-12 single-occupancy rooms for seniors, with larger rooms for officers (retention of upperclassmen is paramount for a thriving chapter)

  • 20 double rooms for sophomores and juniors, with more space per room, arranged to maximize study areas

  • Increase study/library/computer spaces

  • Bedroom suite for graduate student advisor

  • Create a leadership conference room

  • Expand library

  • Enlarge gym area

  • Dining area with dedicated tables

  • Redesign all outdoor areas, including the courtyard, backyard and deck area (critical gathering spaces)

  • Focusing on the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students

  • Reconfigure the size of sleeping rooms, providing more personal space

  • Enlarge living room and redesign dining area and other common areas

  • Renovate all bathrooms and showers

  • New furniture and fixtures in rooms and common areas

  • Enlarge kitchen and serving area and install new equipment

  • Acquire additional gym equipment

Ensuring the next 60 years of 5 Fraternity Row

  • Address stormwater management to relieve water infiltration

  • Replace deteriorating domestic and sewer water pipes

  • Install HVAC system, as it has outlived its life expectancy

  • Install electrical/mechanical systems as necessary

  • Upgrade thermally efficient windows

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