Just four years after Epsilon Omicron’s founding at North Dakota State University, Tri Delta Housing is ready to break ground on the construction of a brand-new home for the chapter, due to open in time for residents to move in for the fall 2022 semester!
An Investment in the Future
This new house is both an investment in the future of Tri Delta at North Dakota State and an investment in the future generations of women who will call the house their home during their collegiate years. More than just a place to live during their time at North Dakota State, this home will provide Tri Delta women a special space to learn and grow into the best versions of themselves.
The house at North Dakota State is the most recent example of the premier experience Tri Delta Housing provides members, adding value to their experience by ensuring safe, comfortable and competitive living, learning and leading environments.
“Building the new house will continue to strengthen the bonds of Epsilon Omicron’s sisterhood by having one common gathering place to enhance their membership experiences,” says Kelsey Roth, North Dakota, alumna advisor. “The women are looking forward to establishing the chapter’s new home and becoming an established part of the Greek community at NDSU.”
Home Sweet Home
The 9,500 square-foot house will sleep 21 residents, around a third of the chapter. The house’s unique design is a modern farm house style—a departure from the traditional Greek revival style common among sorority houses, but one that fits right in with the neighborhood and is sure to create a warm, cozy feel for our sisters.
One of the biggest benefits of the house is its prime location. It will sit directly across from the entrance to the university, providing both resident and nonresident sisters a convenient spot to eat, study, relax or socialize between classes.
In fall 2018, Tri Delta Housing purchased three lots with residential homes across from the main gate of the university: 1313, 1315 and 1335 North University Drive. The following spring, one of the homes was turned into a lodge space for the chapter. Now, all three homes will be demolished and the three lots combined into one for the chapter house.
The ideal location makes it just as easy for members to get to the Tri Delta house as the student center or campus bookstore. This means nonresidents will have access to a meal plan to eat at the house with their sisters and can make use of the home’s conference space and lounge areas for meeting and studying.
The house also includes outdoor space in the form of a wraparound porch, and the small, private backyard provides members a quiet place to get away.
Welcoming to All
Another way the North Dakota State chapter house will feel like home to all members is its accessibility. The first-floor conference room includes a fully accessible bathroom, and the room can be used as an accessible bedroom/bathroom space for anyone who needs it.
Any sister who may have a physical accessibility difference can live comfortably on the first floor in a space dedicated for them. The intent is that all members can have their needs met and fit right in at the new Epsilon Omicron chapter house.
“We are very excited to have a house here at North Dakota State University and are looking forward to all the great memories that come along with it!” says Anna Goffe, North Dakota State, collegiate chapter president. “We can’t wait to watch our sisterhood grow by having a space for meals, studying and hanging out after a long day of class. A house provides the opportunity for us to spend more time together, which will ultimately make us closer. We look forward to creating lasting memories throughout our collegiate years that will stick with us for a lifetime!”
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