In January, members of Sigma Phi Epsilon moved into their newly constructed house — the first of the Phase IV building project for Oak Lane.
There are 35 residents living in the new house, which includes members ranging from freshmen to seniors, a house director and a graduate student who serves as a residential scholar for the fraternity.
The house includes suites for members holding executive positions as well, rooms upstairs for all other residents, a fully loaded kitchen and living room with a Hokiestone fireplace.
This phase of Oak Lane comes as the first to transition Oak Lane into a more academic community with residential scholars and rooms oriented for study purposes.
Michael Cocke, President of Sigma Phi Epsilon, explained that both residents of the house and other members take full advantage of the multiple study lounges and conference rooms. According to Cocke, Virginia Tech contributed $3 million to the house, and the alumni of Sig Ep contributed $2 million to build the house.