Phi Kappa Psi Response to 20/20's 'Rape on Campus' Report

Indianapolis, October 14, 2016 - Tonight, 20/20, an ABC newsmagazine program, will air an hour-long story regarding the debunked Rolling Stone Article from November 19, 2014. Below is a message from Phi Kappa Psi National President James Boyle regarding this story and the Fraternity's role in it.

Brothers,

Tonight, ABC's 20/20 newsmagazine program will air a one-hour story regarding the unfortunate, defamatory and debunked article published by Rolling Stone which focused intense media attention on the Virginia Alpha Chapter and on Phi Kappa Psi.  The Fraternity has been aware of ABC's intent to air the story for several weeks, and it has worked with counsel and professionals to address the pending story in a prudent and thoughtful manner.

While Phi Kappa Psi offered a press release to 20/20 regarding the program's story, the Fraternity has opted to allow the thorough investigations and reports completed by the Charlottesville Police Department and the Columbia School of Journalism to speak to the merit of Rolling Stone's journalistic practices.  The Fraternity will have no further immediate comments regarding the 20/20 program or the Rolling Stone article, but will be monitoring the story.

Fraternally,

James D. Boyle
Washington Alpha '88
National President

The story will air tonight at 10:00 Eastern on your local ABC station. You can click the above links in the message to the reports regarding the Rolling Stone article and its eventual retraction.


The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. It currently has 101 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.

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