Eta Pi Chapter supports the renovation of Atheneum Hall


As Coastal Carolina University continues to grow and flourish as a institution of higher learning, administration has been undertaking many new construction and renovation projects to accommodate increasing student enrollment. The most recently completed projects include: the Bryan Information Commons, Adkins Field House, two new academic buildings (Swain Hall & Brittain Hall), and the HTC Center. However, the University currently has multiple other projects under construction or in the planning phase. Currently under construction are expansions to the student center, new student housing (behind the HTC Center), and the current renovations taking place on the baseball and softball facilities. The most recent project to reach the construction phase, beginning in Spring 2014, includes renovations to Atheneum Hall. The University has put aside $2.5 million for the renovations, which will transform Atheneum Hall into a gathering place for returning CCU alumni.

In support of Coastal Carolina’s renovations to Atheneum Hall, the Eta Pi Chapter has vowed to donate $30,000 over the next fiveyears to help fund the project. In return for these monetary contributions, Pi Kappa Phi will receive naming rights on the patio that is also home to the Atheneum; the architectural symbol of Coastal Carolina University which is depicted in the University’s seal and logo. This area will be named “Pi Kappa Phi Patio” and will have a rose garden with 8 rose bushes (one for each of the 7 original founders of Pi Kappa Phi, and one for Chad Michael Beaty who founded the Eta Pi Chapter). While the patio will be completed with the current renovations and finished in its first phase by 2015, it will not be dedicated until the Eta Pi Chapter celebrates its 25th year anniversary at Coastal Carolina in 2020.

As the construction begins on Atheneum Hall, the active members of the Eta Pi Chapter would appreciate any donations toward our $30,000 goal from friends, family, and community members.

If you would like to make a donation to the Pi Kappa Phi Patio Project or have any questions about the project, please contact one of the following: Brian ForbusKevin HagenEddie Bushong.