Pi Kappa Phi Closes Chapter at West Chester


Sept. 1, 2021


WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity closed its Zeta Nu Chapter at West Chester University today for continued failure to adhere to university and fraternity expectations.­­ Along with the National Council’s decision, West Chester University issued an order to Zeta Nu to cease and desist as a student organization.

“Pi Kappa Phi’s National Council determined closing the chapter is the appropriate action,” said Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. “The fraternity provides our students with the education, training, and mature adult guidance to uphold the university’s expectations. Pi Kappa Phi holds our chapters and individual members accountable for the choices they make.”

“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 West Chester 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 Zeta Nu Chapter was founded Jan. 28, 1989.