Ex-UVM frat now a dorm
BURLINGTON — A University of Vermont fraternity house is being turned into a dormitory, months after it was shut down over a survey asking members who they would like to rape.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, which occupied an 8,200-square-foot house, is undergoing interior upgrades and will be home to as many as 30 Champlain College students in the fall.
The building is owned by the national Sigma Phi Epsilon organization, which closed the UVM chapter indefinitely in December amid a furor over the survey. News of the survey prompted a police inquiry, campus protests, and an investigation. The national fraternity has owned the house since 1956.
The Burlington Free Press reported that Champlain College has leased the house for five years.