FAQ Amenities


FAQ - Amenities


The fraternity home at 1300 Blackhawk Road offers many amenities to allow for a balanced living environment.  Please click here to see a slide show presentation of our chapter home or read below for details.  Amenities may be modified from time to time. Our fraternity and home…




·         Can comfortably accommodate 51 "live in" residents  

·         Has 25 sleeping rooms (on two floors)

·         New private scholarship wing for members with GPA's above 3.0

·         Each room may have DirecTv connections and over 100 available channels

·         All rooms have dead bolt locks and the locks are re-keyed every year guaranteeing a unique key for every resident every year

·         All major utilities are included with each semester’s room, board, and dues (RB&D). Included utilities are electric, gas, water, and garbage removal.  


Provided Services

·         Awards over $13,000 available annually to members who reside in the fraternity home and achieve a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA)

·         Annually the fraternity has available to invests over $35,000 in upgrades and improvements to the physical home

·         Supports the risk management policies of the grand chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa including a zero tolerance on illegal drug use/distribution


Interior Spaces

·         Has a spacious formal living room with fireplace

·         Includes a newly remodeled computer lab with several work stations, independent server access and back up, a  B/W and Color laser printers, additional plug in network/internet access, and additional work/study space 

·         Secure wireless internet access through out the building so every member can access the internet anywhere

·          area

·         Provides a spacious foyer/reception area
·         Wireless access to select music to be played in all showers

·         Has a 3000 square foot recreation/basement space with a pool table, 55" Plasma TV, and video game 

·         Has a 75 plus seat theater room with a large 60" LCD TV and surround sound system

·         Has a large stainless steel commercial kitchen 

·         Has a study lounge/conference room that can accommodate over 25 people

·         Features newly remodeled bathrooms


Onsite Services / Safety

·         Provides onsite laundry facilities (washers and dryers) for all residents 

·         Has motion activated light switches in all common areas and restrooms to reduce energy output   

·         Has only compact fluorescent, LED, or fluorescent lights used in the building to lower energy usage

·         Has fully functioning hard wired and remotely monitored smoke detectors in every room (ADT Monitored Fire & Security System)

·         Has hard wired and remotely monitored carbon monoxide detectors in all sleeping areas (ADT Monitored)

·         Features a fully zoned and remotely monitored burglar alarm system (ADT) for added protection of the building during breaks and holidays when no one is present and the system is armed

·         All our safety and life safety devices automatically call fire and/or police in the event of an emergency.  Protection and Monitoring services are provided by ADT Security

·         Has a keyless entry system through all exterior doors for additional security

·         Has a secure main/general mailbox and locked individual mailboxes for each resident

·         Has a Gatorade vending machine to provide on the spot refreshments

·         Features a security camera system with 360 degree view of the property (16 external & 16 internal common areas only)



·         Has updated exterior landscaping

·         Has new energy efficient roof 

·         Features a very large exterior cedar deck with Tiki hut

·         Provides a comfortable upper patio that can seat 40 people

·         Extra large stainless steel gas grill

·         Large exterior grass area for recreation use

·         Has a smoke free environment with designated outside smoking areas

·         Provides ample off street parking 


"Green" Features

·         Has new energy efficient roof

·         Has motion activated light switches in all common areas and restrooms to reduce energy output and consumption

·         Mandatory use of compact fluorescent or fluorescent lights in the building

·         All LED exterior lighting


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Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity

Pi Pentaton Chapter
1300 Blackhawk Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 301-3589
Email: PiPent@pskniu.org