April 3, 2014: Oxford, Ohio—On March 27, the Phi Kappa Tau National Council proactively voted to suspend the charter of Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Kappa Tau due to a series of events that violated both Fraternity and Georgia Institute of Technology policy.
“Phi Kappa Tau takes very seriously any activity where its members or chapters are not in line with our commitment to learning, leading and serving,” said Interim CEO Wm. Tim Hudson. “I am highly disappointed Alpha Rho chapter failed to live up to the ideals of our Fraternity.”
“It is never easy to close a chapter, but under these circumstances it is clear that problems within Alpha Rho chapter require a break in operations.”
The National Fraternity and its local alumni boards will work closely with the Georgia Tech administration during this period of transition.
Founded in 1906 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Phi Kappa Tau is a national fraternity that fosters three core ideals within its membership: learning, leading and serving. Phi Kappa Tau includes 80 chapters and 12 colonies with more than 4,000 undergraduates in the United States, and has served more than 90,000 initiates throughout the past 108 years.
The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.
Tyler C. Wash
Director of Communication