Pi Kappa Phi Closes Chapter at Illinois State


NORMAL, Ill.—Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity closed its Kappa Beta Chapter at Illinois State University today for conduct inconsistent with the fraternity’s values and the fundamental principle of human dignity.­­ Along with the National Council’s decision, Illinois State issued an order to Kappa Beta to cease and desist as a student organization.

“Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council determined closing the chapter is the only appropriate action,” said Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. “The fraternity provides our students with the education, training, and mature adult guidance to make good choices and to understand the consequences of their decisions. Pi Kappa Phi holds our chapters and individual members accountable for the choices they make through our conduct process.”

“We appreciate the support and collaboration with the university administration. Together, we look forward to a time when Pi Kappa Phi can return to the Illinois State campus,” added Timmes.

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 Kappa Beta Chapter was founded April 11, 2015.