In the fall of 2010, the Eta Rho chapter house at 311 Alumni Avenue was completed after a year of construction. This new house, funded by donations, would be (and still is) the one of the most sup to date fraternity houses on the campus of WKU. Standing near the top of the hill, this 1.55 million dollar house is one of the nicest Sigma Nu facilities in the country. It has the distinction of being the only four story fraternity house on campus, as well sitting on privately owned property — something only one other fraternity house on campus has. The chapter house’s exterior was modeled after the old chapter house on 1311 College Street, which was the chapters home for many decades. The house was the second fraternity house constructed on the newly developing Greek Village. After Sigma Nu’s completion of their $1,550,000 in the Fall of 2010, they were soon followed by Sigma Chi’s $900,000 house in the Fall of 2012 and Pi Kappa Alpha’s $800,000 house in the Fall of 2013, all of which followed the completion of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter house which was completed a couple years before our own.
The chapter house holds a total of 16 brothers, with 12 individual rooms and two double rooms. Amenities include a state of the art communications system that is linked with the internet and cable systems of WKU, allowing the fastest internet connection in the state of Kentucky, a laundry room with top of the line washers and driers, camera security systems, back patio with grill and fire pit, alumni room, a chapter room filled with the rich history of Eta Rho, a fully furnished parlor room and common room, 9 individual bathrooms with 7 showers, study rooms, storage rooms, attached parking lot, and second floor balcony. Each door into the house and into each members room is affixed with a AAA security keypad that will admit keyless access to the house and rooms with the corresponding key code. Dotted throughout the house is nearly every composite photo since the fraternities inception in 1965.
Updated: May 18, 2015