Published: Dec. 20, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder is assisting the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority in the aftermath of a fire late Monday night that severely damaged the sorority's house at 1333 University Ave., adjacent to the CU-Boulder campus.

No sorority members were in the house at the time of the fire, as the university is on winter break. Sixty-two chapter members were scheduled to live in the house for the upcoming spring semester.

The house mother for Kappa Alpha Theta was safely evacuated from the house, which was severely damaged and is currently uninhabitable. Boulder police and fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

CU officials from the offices of Student Affairs, Greek Life, Victim Assistance and Counseling and Psychological Services are prepared to work with sorority officials to reach out to chapter members to provide resources and services that include housing, counseling services, and course materials and equipment for classes.

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta or their families needing university assistance should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 303-492-8476 or CU-Boulder's Office for Greek Life at 303-492-6359.

Other resources are available through the Office of Victim Assistance at 303-492-8855, the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at 303-492-6766 and the Office of Psychological Health and Psychiatry at Wardenburg Health Center at 303-492-5654.



Bronson Hilliard, CU-Boulder spokesperson, 303-735-6183