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Frat house shuffle: 5 MSU fraternities find new location this year

September 21, 2022
<p>MSU Greek Life conducted a Greek Welcome event on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Rock on Farm Lane. The event was planned by representatives from each of the four councils - the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council - and designed to educate students who are interested in joining greek life on campus. </p>

MSU Greek Life conducted a Greek Welcome event on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Rock on Farm Lane. The event was planned by representatives from each of the four councils - the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council - and designed to educate students who are interested in joining greek life on campus.

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Five of Michigan State University's 28 Interfraternity Council chapters have relocated to a new house this fall.

With fraternity rush taking place from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, these five fraternities are opening their new doors to groups of new prospects. The other chapters remain at their same addresses, which can be found here.

The State News has compiled the fraternities with a new location.

Beta Theta Pi, now at 330 N. Harrison Road

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After a string of relocations, Beta Theta Pi is now located on Harrison Road, at the previous Sigma Pi house. This is Beta's third house in three academic years.

In 2020, the chapter relocated to Cedar Street near Cedar Village apartments, and in fall 2021 relocated to Spartan Avenue.

Sigma Alpha Mu, now at 715 Grove St.

Sigma Alpha Mu, sometime referred to as "Sammy", has relocated to Grove Street from their previous house on Sunset Lane, where they moved to in 2020.

Sigma Pi, now at 251 W. Grand River Ave.

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Previously located at Beta's new address, Sigma Pi, also know as Sig Pi, is now located on Grand River Avenue, in a newly built fraternity house.

Currently one of the largest chapters on campus, the members of Sig Pi were able to move into their new house just before rush began.

Tau Kappa Epsilon, now at 445 Abbot Road

Tau Kappa Epsilon, previously located on Michigan Avenue, is relocated to a house on Abbot Road.

Their new house —previously home to Theta Delta Chi before their move to Bogue Street last fall— has larger common areas for the growing chapter functions, said TKE president Jacob Stinson.

"We kind of just outgrew the house," Stinson said. "The house itself was getting kind of rundown and dilapidated, I guess."

The new house on Abbot has much larger rooms than their previous house, allowing for two members to fit if needed.

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"When we heard that our new house on Abbott Road went on the market, kind of unexpectedly, we kind of we jumped on it the first chance we got," Stinson said.

TKE sits at about 30 total members. The new house currently houses 12 members.

Zeta Psi, now at 427 M.A.C Ave.

Zeta Psi fraternity has relocated to M.A.C Avenue this year from their house on Grove Street, which they moved to in 2020.

The MSU Zeta Psi chapter was established in 2015, making them one of the youngest chapters on campus.

Editor's Note: A previous edition of this story claimed sorority rush also took place between Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. Sorority rush is before fraternity rush.

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