CORVALLIS, Ore. - Almost three years after an explosion rocked their frat house, the brothers of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Oregon State University plan to celebrate the grand opening for their new home.
No one was injured in the Nov. 15, 2008, boiler explosion. The damaged building was condemned, forcing the fraternity members to spread out into dorms and apartments across Corvallis.
Alumni and undergraduate members of the chapter worked to raise money and finance construction of a $3 million new house.
Through Sept. 2, the fraternity had raised $700,000 in private donations.
The fraternity plans a grand opening ceremony at their new house Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at 140 NW 13 Street.
The street will be closed to the public during the event, and free parking will be available at the First Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave.