Fraternity, sorority members respond to decision


The Antelope Newspaper


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Many students have disagreed with the university’s decision to tear down the houses. Fraternity and sorority members have discussed the benefits of living within the current Greek houses. 

“Having designated separate housing for Greek Life is crucial for the entire community,” said Zayne Jones, a sophomore exercise science major from Chadron. “If you have every chapter all in one building, you can’t make that space your own and there isn’t a ‘brotherhood’ feel to it.”

Fabian Chacon, a pre-nursing major from Cozad, added that housing is what makes each chapter unique. 

“Being in separate housing meant we were able to find a home away from home, a support system, a brotherhood/sisterhood,” Chacon said.

Chacon and Jones spoke to the sense of community and family that evolves in these houses. 

“We leave our doors open and unlocked because we know that only us brothers are here and we can trust each other,” Jones said. “We’re always hanging out, messing around, being loud because we can in our own space.”

Miranda Miller, a recent graduate and former member of Alpha Phi, said that during her time at the university, living in the house was an enjoyable aspect of her experience. 

“It is important to have these houses because some of my favorite memories from my undergrad career were made there,” Miller said. “Having a house offers a safe place for members. I knew I could go to the Alpha Phi house and find support, help, and love any time I needed it.”