The University of Texas at Tyler has begun construction of a multi-purpose, two-story facility that will be the UT Tyler Alumni House – the central home for all UT Tyler alumni. When it opens, the Theta Pi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phil will have an engraved brick outside the house. Members of the board of directors for the Theta Pi Alumni Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity presented the student chapter with a check to purchase a brick. It will feature the inscription, “Theta Pi Chapter | Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity | Chartered 2007.”
At almost 13,000 square feet, the UT Tyler Alumni House will serve not only UT Tyler alumni but also the university and Tyler community.
“The UT Tyler Alumni House will serve as a beautiful and functional space for alumni, members of our campus community and Tyler community members to host a variety of events – both indoors and outdoors,” said Brittany Childs, UT Tyler alumni relations director. “Our vision is that the UT Tyler Alumni House will be a congregating place for potential and new students, a meeting place for campus and community organizations and a gathering place for our alumni when they come back to campus.
“The public rooms on the first floor, such as the Ralph Spence Board Room and Gallery, will be wonderful additions to our campus and available for organizations to host meetings, receptions and more,” she added.
In addition, the UT Tyler Alumni House will accommodate the alumni relations and university advancement offices on the second floor.
“This project will be an excellent addition to our beautiful campus,” President Mabry said. “More than 31,000 students have graduated from UT Tyler, and that number is growing exponentially every year. We are glad to be celebrating a project designed to help our alumni stay connected to their alma mater. More and more, we are hearing from alumni who want to support and remain associated with this university, and the alumni house will give them an additional opportunity to do so.”
The $2.8 million structure is expected to open early next year.
To learn more about purchasing a brick for an individual, click here: https://www.uttyler.edu/alumni/brick/