Phi Kappa Psi Announces the Suspension of Its Indiana University Chapter

Indianapolis, Dec. 22, 2015 - The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity announces the suspension of the Indiana Beta Chapter (Indiana) based upon a collaborative discussion and agreement with Indiana University and the alumni leadership of Indiana Beta.  

The Indiana Beta Supervisory Committee has voluntarily surrendered the chapter's charter to the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity National Headquarters effective Saturday, December 19, 2015.

All Phi Kappa Psi activities have been suspended on campus. This suspension is due to members taking part in conduct which violated the Fraternity's standards and expectations with regard to risk management, and which contradict The Creed and values of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. The chapter house is currently vacant and will not be occupied by chapter members in the spring 2016 semester.

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity regrets the negative impact its members had on the Indiana University community. The Fraternity values its 146-year history at Indiana University, and is proud to have initiated 3,195 men at Indiana University. 

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is committed to working with Indiana University officials and Indiana Beta alumni to return to campus in the fall 2017 semester.  Phi Kappa Psi eagerly anticipates once again having a model chapter on campus.  Any member of the current chapter will be forbidden from colony activities and from living in the chapter house, even after the new colony is established. Members that are currently part of the Indiana Beta Chapter have been advanced to "alumnus" status and will remain in said status during the remainder of their time at Indiana University. (NOTE: Members in alumnus status may not participate in chapter events, even after it has been re-chartered.)

Decisions to suspend a chapter are among the most difficult a Fraternity's leadership and staff must make; decisions which are not taken lightly.  Nevertheless, when circumstances dictate and the best interests of the Fraternity are at risk, suspension will be considered in partnership with the campus and the chapter's alumni leadership. Phi Kappa Psi's leadership and staff are foremost committed to educating, leading and inspiring our undergraduate and alumni members to make positive and constructive decisions.   

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Ron Ransom

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.