Phi Kappa Psi Announces the Suspension of Its Creighton Chapter

Indianapolis, March 21, 2017 – The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity announces the suspension of the Nebraska Beta Chapter (Creighton) based upon a collaborative discussion and agreement with Creighton and the alumni leadership of Nebraska Beta.

All Phi Kappa Psi activities have been suspended on campus. This suspension is due to individual members engaging in conduct which violated the fraternity’s standards and expectations with regard to risk management, and which contradict the values and The Creed of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi regrets the negative impact its members had on the Creighton community, and it is humbled by the actions by some of its members which have necessitated the suspension of the chapter.

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is committed to working with Creighton officials and Nebraska Beta alumni to return to campus in 2025.  Phi Kappa Psi eagerly anticipates once again having a model chapter on campus.

The mission of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is to engage men of honesty and integrity, further develop their intellect and academic success and enhance community involvement. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential through a lifelong experience of service and excellence. Unfortunately, when self-governance fails at a chapter level, it is paramount for the fraternity’s Executive Council, the chapter alumni, and the host institution to intervene in order to protect the well-being of all individuals and ensure a long-term, successful presence on campus.

Decisions to suspend a chapter are among the most difficult a fraternity’s leadership and staff must make.  Such decisions 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, which permit our members to have valuable, lasting and meaningful impacts on their communities and campus environments.

Phi Kappa Psi is also an advocate of the National Hazing Hotline, which may be anonymously reached through the web at or by telephone at 1-888-NOT-HAZE (668-4293).  The fraternity encourages any and all individuals having any information regarding any hazing incident to contact the National Hazing Hotline and report these activities so Phi Kappa Psi can work to eradicate hazing from our communities.

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 more than 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.