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Important Announcement – 3/23/15

March 23, 2015

Dear Alums of 2722 Bancroft Way:

SAE National has suspended the Charter of the UC Berkeley California Beta Chapter due to recent alcohol related incidents at the Chapter that violated SAE National’s requirement of “alcohol free premises.” The Chapter may be able to reapply for its Charter as early as Fall 2016, subject to the discretion and acceptance of SAE National.

Presently, 2722 Bancroft will continue to be operated by the House Corporation and occupied by the recently suspended students, pursuant to the City of Berkeley ordinances as a Group Living Association (GLA). A Boalt Law School student resides on the premises as Co-Manager and many of these students have signed up to live at 2722 Bancroft for both this Summer and the Fall/Spring scholastic year ahead.

Alumni activities are not affected by this suspension. All 1200+ living Alumni who have resided at 2722 Bancroft are most welcome to visit the House anytime. Alumni are also invited to attend the House Corporation sponsored “Senior Dinner” on April 17, 2015, and “Duck Dinner/Hall of Fame Ceremony” on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. We will continue to operate our Alumni web site and Facebook page, although these sites are temporarily down until we decide on a new name.

2722 Bancroft is owned by a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The House Corporation Board includes 11 Alumni, representing generations from the 1950’s to recent graduates, who will carefully consider how to operate the House for future generations.

If you have any questions or would like to view the letter dated March 20, 2015 from SAE National, or the “Conditions for GLA’s” from the City of Berkeley, please contact me at jeffkoblick@comcast.net or call me at 415-407-0022.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Best regards,

Jeff Koblick ‘73
On Behalf of the House Corporation Board
jeffkoblick@comcast.net
415-407-0022