CAN I BRING A CAR?
The fraternity does own its own parking lot that’s a block from the facility. Parking is $250 per quarter and is available on a first come, first serve basis.
CAN I BRING A MINI FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, COUCH, TV, ETC?
The biggest thing here is coordination with your roommates. If all of you bring fridges and couches and desks there will be no room in your room, so coordinate who brings what. We will be sending out a message with rooming assignments prior to move in. TIP – generally there are plenty of couches around the house that you can snag for your rooms. Fridges are great for personal storage of food.
HOW DOES LAUNDRY WORK IN THE FRATERNITY?
We have three washers and three dryers for members to use. The machines take debit/credit cards as well as quarters. $1.25 to wash and $1.00 to dry.
SHOULD I BRING A DESK FOR STUDYING?
Sigma Phi Epsilon is ranked as high as we are academically for a reason. However, unless you are in a room with only a few others, we recommend not bringing a large desk your first year in the chapter. The rooms simply cannot accommodate everyone having a desk. If you coordinate with your room and perhaps get one or two desks to share that is doable. Our facility has three dedicated 24hr quiet study rooms in addition to the campus libraries that we encourage members to utilize.
DO WE BRING OUR OWN MATTRESS?
We have enough mattresses for every new member. You are allowed to supply your own mattress if you wish. The bunks in your room are twins so plan your mattress accordingly. TIP – most guys choose to use a fraternity provided mattress and buy a foam mattress topper, bringing a mattress cover is also a good idea.
WHAT IS THE SHOWERING SITUATION?
We have three shower stalls on each of the two upper floors of the house and additionally one more on the lower level. TIP – You will want a pair of shower sandals and a shower caddy to go to and from the shower.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
One thing that we find is commonly overlooked by incoming members is dress clothes and formal attire. Being in college, and especially in a fraternity, requires business casual and even sometimes formal dress. Members are expected to dress formal at least once a month so having a suit jacket is essential.