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Beta Pi Chapter House ClosedOn July 16, 2020, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL), in consideration of the protocols for the coronavirus, announced that all bedrooms within fraternity chapter houses are to be single occupancy. There will be no more double occupancy sleeping quarters at Beta Pi. 

Following the above announcement, on August 11, 2020, the University of Pennsylvania administration announced, due to the severity of the coronavirus, that all University housing, with the exception of International students and students with “significant housing or personal hardships”, will not be available to undergraduate students for the Fall semester. Penn will not allow any residents in the Beta Pi Chapter House. It is possible that this ruling may be extended beyond the Fall semester. While University housing is closed, all undergraduate Penn classes will only be available by internet. 

When the Beta Pi Chapter House is reopened, it will have to be sanitized. In addition, there were plans to reopen the kitchen, due to the pandemic, for the purpose of providing our undergraduate members home-cooked meals in the safety of the chapter house. If the reopening of the kitchen proves successful, the meal service can continue after the pandemic. These plans, investigated, brought together, and proposed under the capable leadership of Jack Manthorp, Beta Pi ’18, will have to be tabled until a definite date is established for the reopening of the chapter house.