Phi Kappa Psi closes chapter at the University of California – Riverside

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity has closed the California Nu chapter at the University of California – Riverside after repeated risk management and student code of conduct violations. The Executive Council made the decision to cease operations of the chapter in partnership with the University.  

Originally founded in 2009, the California Nu chapter has historically achieved high levels of excellence and positive strengths that the Fraternity values with all its chapters. Unfortunately, in recent years, the chapter has violated the Fraternity’s Risk Management, Standards and Health and Safety policies.  

Phi Kappa Psi has zero tolerance for any behavior or action that deviates from the Fraternity’s values.

The mission of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is to engage men of integrity, further develop their intellect and academic success and enhance community involvement. Phi Kappa Psi strives to provide all our men with a safe and responsible environment which fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual excellence. Our leadership and staff are committed to collaborating with university administrators to ensure chapters are aligned in accordance with our mission and implement strategies that lead to positive outcomes.  


Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, involvement in the community and faith. The Fraternity was founded Feb. 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. The Fraternity currently has more than 100 chapters across the United States, 6,500 undergraduate members and 80,000 living alumni.