LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will buy a vacant house on Sorority Row to prevent the building from falling into disrepair.

The UW Board of Trustees approved buying the unoccupied Pi Beta Phi house during a teleconference meeting Wednesday.

UW Vice President for Administration Bill Mai says the university has been taking care of the property for a couple years.

Mai said the university's goal is to eventually control all the property on Fraternity and Sorority Row.