After Carroll University suspended a century-old fraternity, citing “disruptive behavior,” the owner of the fraternity’s house is left with a building that the city says violates the city’s codes.
The house at 135 McCall St. was deemed to no longer meet the city’s definition of a “fraternity house.” The owner, Thomas Higbee, is fighting that decision with the Board of Zoning Appeals. Higbee’s appeal will be heard at 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at City Hall, room 207.
Waukesha’s ordinances state that no more than three unrelated people can share a residence. However, there are exceptions to allow for rooming houses and fraternities.
The house was home to dozens of Beta Pi Epsilon fraternity brothers. The fraternity was suspended for a variety of reasons, including the inability to find an adviser and their conduct record and academic performance.