A&M Sorority House Destined for Destruction

The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house at Texas A&M University is going to be demolished.

In February, 40 women had to move out of the Zeta house because it was deemed structurally unstable.

Officials with the sorority said Wednesday that based on a structural review, it is financially better to start over and build a new house.

There is no timetable on when the building will be demolished or when they will begin construction.

The students living in the house were relocated to a local hotel for the remainder of the year.

In February, Corporation President Julia Marthaler Hill said, "Our number one priority has always been the safety and security of our members who live and meet in our housing facilities. Based on expert opinion, we have concerns about the structural integrity of the facility, so we have taken steps to be sure that our members have a safe place to live for the rest of the school year."

The Zeta house was built in 1982 in the 1400 block of Athens Drive in College Station.

Over the years, there has been speculation over the stability of the land in that area. Texas A&M Greek Life has been working with the surrounding sororities to make sure there aren't structural problems with any of the other houses, according to Greek Life spokesman Nick Zuniga.