2 Missouri sororities to build new houses in Columbia

2 years 7 months 15 hours ago Thursday, January 14 2016 Jan 14, 2016 Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:22:03 AM CST January 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — Two University of Missouri sororities are planning to build new homes on the Columbia campus.

The Columbia Board of Adjustment on Tuesday granted variances to allow Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Gamma to demolish their current houses and build new ones.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports membership in Greek Life has increased by more than 2,000 on the Columbia campus in the last five years.

Zeta Tau Alpha's 50-year-old building can house 79 students, while the new one will house 86. Delta Gamma's 90-year-old building and annex holds 80 students. The new building will house 92 under one roof.

Delta Gamma plans to start work in May, with students moving in to the new house in fall 2017. Zeta Tau Alpha has not set a timeline for its project.

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