Students escape fire that destroys fraternity house
The campus community rallied around Delta Sigma Phi members following a fire at the fraternity house in the early morning hours of April 20. All of the 23 members and seven guests escaped unharmed.
The cause of the fire is not known, but arson is not suspected. The fire is believed to have started in the attic and left the building a total loss. Fraternity members were able to escape with a few personal items.
Illinois State’s critical incident response team arranged for immediate needs of housing, food, and clothing. Members of Student Affairs helped students replace lost textbooks and arrange with professors accommodations for finals, which were within two weeks of the fire, and counseling. Members of other Greek houses offered assistance as well.