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Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

ΠΚΦ

Motto: OΥΔΕΝ ΔΙΑΣΠΑΣΕΙ ΗΜΑΣ (Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder)
Nicknames: Pi Kapps

Coat of Arms A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... Image File history File links The Coat of Arms of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. ...

Founded: December 10, 1904 (1904-12-10) (age 102) at

College of Charleston December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. ...

National Headquarters: 2102 Cambridge Beltway Drive Suite A Charlotte, NC 28273
Founders:
  • Andrew Alexander Kroeg, Jr.
  • Lawrence Harry Mixson
  • Simon Fogarty, Jr.
Members 98,098
National Philanthropy: Push America
Official Colors: White and Gold, with Royal Blue as a secondary
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Official Flower: Red Rose
Pi Kappa Phi Website

Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of "nu phi," meaning non-fraternity. It was founded by Andrew Alexander Kroeg, Jr., Lawrence Harry Mixson, and Simon Fogarty, Jr. on December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Pi Kapp has over 128 active chapters and 11 associate chapters, with over 97,000 initiated brothers. It is currently the fastest growing national fraternity.[citation needed] It is the only fraternity with its own charitable organization, Push America, which integrates tightly with Pi Kapp chapters to serve people with disabilities. Push America also holds many renowned national events including the Journey of Hope, a bicycle ride across the continental United States. [1] Push America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1977 through Pi Kappa Phi as a way for undergraduate fraternity brothers to assist persons with disabilities. ... Image File history File links Member_Badge. ... Image File history File links Associate_Badge. ... Image File history File links PikappFlag. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Push America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1977 through Pi Kappa Phi as a way for undergraduate fraternity brothers to assist persons with disabilities. ... Push America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1977 through Pi Kappa Phi as a way for undergraduate fraternity brothers to assist persons with disabilities. ... Journey of Hope is a bicycle ride across the continental United States that is put on by Push America, national fraternity Pi Kappa Phis official philanthropy. ...

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National History

Pi Kappa Phi (ΠΚΦ) is a national fraternity started at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. It began to oppose a slate in elections for the Chrestomathic Literary Society, an organization similar to the modern day student government. After losing the elections because most of their members were not loyal to the cause and voted for another candidate, the loyal "Nu Phi" slate's leaders joined together to found their own Greek letter fraternity on December 10, 1904. The three founders were Andrew Alexander Kroeg, Jr., Simon Fogarty, Jr., and Lawrence Harry Mixson; accompanying them in their endeavor were Anthony Pelzer Wagener, Thomas Francis Mosimann, Theodore ("Teddy") Barnwell Kelly, and James Fogarty. [2] The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Pi Kappa Phi was incorporated in the state of South Carolina three years later on December 23, 1907.


Mission statement

We will lead.


The expression of shared values and ideals as contained in the Ritual of Initiation, Supreme Law and Fraternity policy;


The pursuit of brotherhood through scholarship, leadership, service, and personal experiences;


The achievement of personal excellence in each member and collective excellence in our Fraternity;


A lifelong brotherhood of its members. [3]


Interesting facts

  • Pi Kappa Phi has 128 active chapters and 11 associate chapters in 37 states. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • Pi Kappa Phi has 98,098 initiated brothers. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • Currently, there are 6,264 undergraduate brothers in Pi Kappa Phi. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • There are more than 90 alumni chapters. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • The coat of arms has changed multiple times to incorporate symbols of Charleston, South Carolina. The original coat of arms had only two stars and a student's lamp above the chevron. A third star has been added, and the swords, originally pointing downward, now point upward. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • The original crest was a hand holding a red rose. It is believed this was to recognize the Delta Chapter of Furman University. Fraternal organizations were illegal at the time. Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • While the current motto is Greek, the original motto was the Latin Nil Separ Abit, meaning "Nothing Shall Separate Us." Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • The original Pi Kappa Phi newsletter was titled The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Journal. The title was later changed to The Star and Lamp Pi Kappa Phi National Website
  • Pi Kappa Phi is the only fraternity to have created and operated its own philanthropy, Push America.[citation needed]

Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... Push America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1977 through Pi Kappa Phi as a way for undergraduate fraternity brothers to assist persons with disabilities. ...

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Chapters

A list of chapters of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. ...

Legal Issues

Like some other national social fraternities, Pi Kappa Phi has had its share of legal trouble with alcohol-related deaths and hazing. The national organization requires all members to participate in the AlcoholEDU program, in which many universities now require incoming freshmen to participate. Pi Kappa Phi takes strict stances against hazing [4] and alcohol abuse. [5]


Chico State Death

Pi Kappa Phi associate member (or pledge) Adrian Heideman died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity event in October 2000. Heideman passed out in the Chico State fraternity house after consuming large amounts of alcohol and asphyxiated when left unattended. The parent organization settled out of court with the Heideman family for an undisclosed sum.[6] The national fraternity suspended the chapter's charter. Chico State's Greek system has been known for having problems with alcohol abuse and hazing. In June 2005, alcohol and hazing were banned by the university president. [7] Pledge is a verb, meaning to promise solemnly, and a noun, meaning the promise or its maker or its object. ... Alcohol poisoning is a serious — sometimes deadly — result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol (ethanol). ... California State University, Chico California State University, Chico is the second_oldest campus in the California State University system. ...


References

  1. ^ Pi Kappa Phi - About Us
  2. ^ Pi Kappa Phi History
  3. ^ Pi Kappa Phi Mission Statement
  4. ^ Pi Kapp Stance on Hazing
  5. ^ Pi Kapp Stance on Alcohol
  6. ^ www.newsreview.com
  7. ^ Chico State Bans Alcohol and Hazing

External links

  • Pi Kappa Phi National Headquarters
  • Pi Kappa Phi Chapters

  Results from FactBites:
 
Pi Kappa Phi : History (652 words)
The Beta chapter was established at Presbyterian in 1907, and Theodore Kelly established Pi Kappa Phi as a national fraternity with his founding of the Gamma chapter at the University of California.
Pi Kappa Phi enjoyed a progressive beginning and it is that dedication which helped Pi Kappa Phi become a leading fraternity in the United States.
The Alpha Sigma chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was chartered at the University of Tennessee in 1931.
HISTORY OF PI KAPPA PHI (499 words)
Founded as Nu Phi (the non-fraternity) in Charleston, South Carolina at the turn of the 20th Century, we have grown from humble beginnings based in friendship and trust to a nationwide brotherhood of more than 80,000 men, living and leading in every state and community in our Union.
Pi Kappa Phi was founded on December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston.
Pi Kapp College is designed as a leadership school and individual chapters send representatives to it so that they can learn leadership skills that will aid their chapter and Pi Kappa Phi as a whole.
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