Alpha Phi in pursuit of Math House

By Anne Marie Sanderson

Alpha Phi is pursuing its first house on UK’s campus.

The sorority hopes to lease the property of the Math House at 417 Columbia Drive.

The sorority will have a ground lease on the property, meaning the university will still own it, said Lance Broeking, previous facilities management facilitator for the real estate at UK.

“This location ideally fits Greek life and is known as ‘Greek Park,’” Broeking said.

Susan West, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority affairs, said it is a desired spot for Greek life.

“There is a great benefit to the students, sororities and Greek community to have houses grouped in a geographical location,” West said. “The sense of community is enhanced when housing is available to members of a group and then that housing is located close to other similar facilities.”

If the property is leased, the Math Excel program will be moving to 654 Maxwelton Ct., across from the College of Law.

The proposal will go before the Board of Trustees Tuesday.

The move would likely take place in the fall of 2012.

Alpha Phi’s president and adviser declined comment.