Colorado State’s total home renovation and expansion is a model example of a SigEp housing project and capital campaign. The $2.7 million renovation and expansion includes new study areas, faculty office space and a marquis library that will serve as a classroom.
The project was completed in the spring of 2016 and featured in the summer 2017 issue of the Journal. Alumni raised $1.18 million from 139 brothers to support the project, and skillful financial management helped volunteers grow a reserve fund from $60,000 to $450,0
00 over nine years. Additional funding was provided through SigEp National Housing’s loan program.
The Colorado State SigEps wanted to provide a premier living-learning environment that would attract the school’s best students. Eager to be ready for their dormant chapter’s return to campus, volunteers are working to recruit faculty fellows and develop chapter-specific academic programing before the first new member joins in the spring of 2018.
Partnerships are being explored with departments like the school’s President’s Leadership Program, which would provide brothers the opportunity to take college courses in the facility and even receive a minor in leadership studies. To support this level of educational programming as well as chapter scholarships, Colorado State alumni are now working to build a $1 million endowment through annual giving over the next 10 years.