For more than 50 years, the Louisiana Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has been an important part of Louisiana State University. With over 900 brothers initiated into the membership and a chapter size consistently over 140 members, LA Alpha is one of the largest and strongest fraternities at LSU. LA Alpha prides itself on recruiting and retaining quality men poised to live up to Phi Kappa Psi’s ideals.
The current chapter house, built in 1963 by the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, was leased by the LA Alpha Housing Corporation in 1990. Four years later the house became Phi Psi’s permanent home at LSU.
While renovations have been made over the years to modernize the house, there is still much to be done to ensure it remains a safe, comfortable and competitive living and learning environment for our undergraduate brothers.
The renovated chapter house will give LA Alpha a structure that meets or exceeds that of any other fraternity on LSU’s campus.
The proposed expansion will:
- Address upgrades to the electrical and plumbing systems, exterior walls and roofing, and overall room design.
- Nearly double the total square footage and the number of brothers who can live in while providing multiple entertainment and study areas.
- Include a new wing to hold the grand common area with the capacity to seat 150+ brothers for meals, chapter meetings and other brotherhood events.
- The addition of upper and lower porches in the front of the house.
- Upper and lower porches in the rear of the house will connect the existing structure to the new wing and overlook to a multi-tiered patio and the spectacular 50+ year old oak trees.