Don’t let the door hit ya…

HouseAnybody still looking for a place to live next semester?

The Daily Collegian and the Centre Daily Times are both reporting in late online editions today that Beta Theta Pi, the on-campus fraternity which was “suspended until further notice” last week, has been officially disbanded and will be forced to evacuate their 220 N. Burrowes Road residence by March 7.

According the Collegian article, the university has been kind enough to hook them up with other on-campus accomodations, which is a better deal than was given to Phi Delta Theta, another Burrowes Road frat that the university has been threatening to kick out on the street for months as it tries to purchase the house.

I wouldn’t be surprised at this point if the university starts salivating over the Beta Theta Pi house. After all, it just went through massive renovations paid for by a $7 million gift from alumnus Don Abbey – who I’m sure is right now none too happy that his precious mansion will be no more than an empty box.

Why the boot? According to another Collegian article from last week, the Beta Theta Phi conduct file cites reports of hazing, severe disrespect and destruction of property, and – graphically enough – used condoms being discarded on the property. Like, in bushes and stuff I guess. No wonder they needed a cool 7 million to re-do the place! Hey Graham, if you do end up buying the place, how about giving students who know how to behave themselves a shot at living like a rock star on campus?

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Ryan is a senior Media Studies major. In addition to writing for Onward State, you can find him performing with Full Ammo Improv Troupe ( and with No Refund Theatre ( on campus.

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