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New Walls, Old Memories 

Read the full article in THE LAMP Winter 2020-2021

Epsilon Nu House – 2000

If the walls of our Epsilon Nu’s chapter house could talk, they would tell you the story of their beginning and the memories made since then. The fall of 2020 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of Epsilon Nu’s current chapter house at Missouri State University.  


When the chapter was re-colonized in 1989, Delta Zeta purchased a lot on Elm Street where several other sororities and fraternities were located. While the house was set to originally open its doors in the fall of 1994 the unexpected happened, causing the delay of the opening by a year.  


Epsilon Nu House – 1995

Updates have been made to the basement, porch and landscape. Current Chapter President, Ellen Scanlan says, “I remember how excited we were when the front porch was remodeled in 2018! It’s still one of my favorite features. The basement was remodeled the summer before I came to Missouri State. I’m so glad that we had that space when I lived in the house to watch movies together and build stronger bonds as sisters and friends.”  


While flipping through old scrapbooks will show the chapter house may look a little different than it did when it first opened its doors, the memories made there will last a lifetime. “That’s the one thing alumnae always say when they come back, it’s not about the way the house might have looked when they lived there, it’s always about all the memories they made!” said Ellen.