Many of you who read this blog are probably alumnae of Phi (the University of Kansas).
This email was sent out this week to Phi alumnae with information regarding the property at K.U.
November 1, 2007
As an alumna of the Phi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, we want to keep you informed of news involving your Chapter. Since closing the Phi Chapter at the University of Kansas over ten years ago, Alpha Omicron Pi has remained in close communication with the university regarding recruitment numbers and the existence of the Phi Chapter house on campus. Because of the state of the house in comparison to other houses on campus, the Fraternity has always known that additional housing facilities would have to be arranged at the time of a recolonization of the Phi Chapter.
During this time, AOII leased the chapter house to the local chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity with the option to purchase the property at a later date. AOII has recently sold the chapter house at the University of Kansas as part of a settlement which concludes several years of litigation with Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The litigation addressed the circumstances of that lease, as well as the rights of the parties under the option agreement.
Ultimately, the decision was made to sell the property as one means of resolving the litigation. The sale of the chapter house has brought a conclusion to this litigation that was unanimously acceptable to the AOII Executive Board.
Although AOII is committed to recolonizing the Phi Chapter at the University of Kansas, current recruitment numbers are not conducive with extension opportunities at this time. At the moment when the extension opportunity presents itself, we will make every effort to reinstall Phi’s tradition on campus and address proper housing developments that will ensure the chapter is competitive with other sororities on campus.
President, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
President, Alpha Omicron Pi Properties, Inc