FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 16, 2021
PI KAPPA PHI CLOSES ASSOCIATE CHAPTER AT UT TYLER
TYLER, Tex.—Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity formally announces the closure of Theta Pi Associate Chapter at The University of Texas at Tyler. The chapter made the difficult decision to stop working toward chartering to ensure members are having the best experience at UT Tyler and that future members are provided a quality fraternal experience. As a result of the chapter’s closure, all student members have been reclassified as conditional alumni members.
While the decision to close any chapter is never taken lightly by the national fraternity, the maturity with which the students handled the situation is certainly appreciated. Although a disappointing outcome for the students, the Fraternity is thankful for our partnership with the university staff throughout this process.
Pi Kappa Phi seeks to create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities. Dating back to the fraternity’s founding on Dec. 10, 1904, at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, Pi Kappa Phi has exemplified a commitment to leadership, service before self, and building a better world. Today, on more than 160 campuses across America, Pi Kappa Phi continues to broaden its commitment to building exceptional leaders through uncommon opportunities. The Theta Pi Chapter was founded Nov. 14, 2009.