The Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers at University of Oklahoma just opened one of the nicest houses we’ve ever seen. And who’d they invite over for the ceremony? None other than Bob Stoops, a pretty popular gentleman in Norman, Oklahoma.
What’s even crazier is that the OU Beta Theta Pi brothers already snagged the #2 spot on our 20 Best Fraternity Houses in the Midwest, so this update is just going to make their lives even better.
So how did the Beta Theta Pi brothers pull off this awesome house? Oh, just by setting new records for fundraising. No big deal. Raising $11 million makes the Beta brothers not only the most hard working salesmen in the nation, it also gives them the record for the biggest capital fundraising in US fraternity history.
S/O to TFM for spotting the fact that the Beta house unveiled their new digs. Read what the Beta brothers sent out in a Press Release.
The original chapter house, designed by architect Harold Gimeno in the Italian Renaissance Revival style and completed in 1928, consisted of approximately 16,000 square feet.
The newly renovated chapter house, designed by architect Michael Hall of G2H Architects, consists of approximately 36,000 square feet (more than double the size of the original house). Consistent with its inclusion in the National Registry of Historic Places, the renovated chapter house preserves the iconic limestone façade of the 1928 chapter house.
The new accommodations are truly unique as compared to those offered by other fraternities at OU and across the nation. These include beds for 90, a dining hall for 120, a study hall with tiered, fixed seating for 75 that rivals any classroom on campus, 5 private, soundproof study rooms, a recreational room with 5 flat screen TVs, a commercial-grade kitchen and food service facility, wireless internet, a basketball court, a covered patio, and an outdoor grill area.
But enough words. Check out these photos.