Our Philosophy Regarding Illegal Drugs & Other Controlled Substances
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is a values-based membership
development organization that focuses on building brotherhood through character
enhancement, leadership development, academic achievement, commitment to
service, lifelong friendship and social experiences. The fraternity believes that illegal drug use
prevents individual members from realizing their full potential as citizens and
from exemplifying these characteristics of brotherhood.
Seeking to be a responsible member of
the higher education community, Pi Kappa Phi is highly concerned about drug use
and abuse. Our fraternity believes very strongly in the betterment of men
through our chapters. Our organization
upholds the following philosophy specifically related to illegal drugs and other controlled substances:
- We are concerned about the impact drugs and other mind
altering substances have on the safety and lifelong well-being of our
members, as well as the reputation of our fraternity.
- The fraternity expects that our members follow federal
and state drug laws across the United States. Additionally, the possession, sale or use
of any illegal drugs or controlled substances while on chapter premises or
during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer would associate
with the fraternity is strictly prohibited.
- As a subset of the campus community, the fraternity
collaborates with the host institution to address the problem of drug use
and abuse, including leveraging campus and community resources to assist
- Through education, training, and mature adult guidance,
we provide the tools to help students make good choices, and to understand
the consequences of their choices.
- The national fraternity expects personal responsibility
from its members and accountability through local self-governance.
- The national fraternity will hold chapters accountable
for the choices they make through a progressive discipline strategy.