University of North Dakota Breaks Ground on Fraternity House
GRAND FORKS, ND – In 1922, the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) house was built on the Grand Forks, ND, campus of the University of North Dakota (UND), helping establish a Greek tradition at UND that has stood the test of time. The facility was damaged in the the 1997, however, resulting in the demolition of the house in 2007.
In late July, leaders of ATO and UND broke ground on a spectacular new building, aiming to ensure the chapter’s physical presence for another 100 years. The new version of ATO will be the first fraternity house built on campus since Pi Kappa Alpha’s rebuild in 2004.
Funding for completing the project debt-free is being raised by alumni in a three-year fund drive, with more than 85 percent of the construction goal already pledged.
Scheduled for completion by August 2020, the new ATO house will feature accents aligning it with the Collegiate Gothic architecture of UND while providing top-of-the-line facilities to residents of the Delta Nu Chapter.