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UA using house of suspended fraternity as a dorm this fall

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

More housing is being added to the University of Arizona, but campus officials say it's just temporary.

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house will be used as a dorm, starting this fall.

"We're not able to house all the freshmen students so we want to offer this opportunity to as many students as possible,” said Jennifer Hiatt, executive director of Residence Life.

The fraternity, also called “Fiji,” was just put on interim suspension following an investigation into the death of one of its members who fell from a cooling tower on top of a dorm in April.

Campus officials said this new dorm is going to help with the school's housing problem.

Hiatt said, "When we became aware that the house was available, we started discussing it with them in terms of what we could do short term while they figure out what they're going to do long term."

Hiatt said there's already a waiting list for the new dorm, which can hold 64 students.

Students start to move in in a couple of weeks and the first day of school is Aug. 25.

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