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University of Virginia Fraternities, Sigma Chi

University of Virginia Fraternities, Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi fraternity house. From excerpt with photo: New Constantine Memorial Chapter House at the University of Virginia; Psi Chapter last week purchased a home that it hopes will soon be known throughout the country as a memorial to the outstanding work of Harry St. John Dixon (Psi '61-67) who founded Sigma Chi's unique Constantine Chapter. Prior to this acquisition of a new house Psi planned construction of a new memorial house; however, this plan was altered for four major reasons. First, because it was evident that the only building area near the University was being used for businesses. (Psi Chapter still holds $6000 worth of land in this appreciating area). Second, because the present temporary home of Psi Chapter, which is rented, is being sold out from under the Chapter for non-payment of taxes by its owner. Third, because construction experts assured the Chapter that they could not duplicate their new home if they spent considerably more on construction. Fourth, Psi's cramped operating conditions barred the brothers from gathering in the house or living there, for the house is only family size --- and Psi has over 60 Sigs around the University. The purchase price of the newly purchased house is $37, 500. Terms have been arranged so that Psi Chapter will retire the sum of $27, 500 at the rate of $1000 per year at 5% interest. The proposed budget for next year covers this requirement ---but there is a more pressing problem. The first economic barrier facing Psi is the need to raise $5000 to furnish this new house and to install kitchen equipment, tables, glassware, etc. This new equipment will be needed in the Memorial House next September when school begins; and this in mind Psi looks to Psi's Alumni, and Friends in the Bonds to assist them in this final effort. --Prepared by the House Committee of Psi Chapter.
gelatin silver prints
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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