April 19, 2016: Oxford, Ohio—The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will close its Alpha chapter (founding chapter) at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The Phi Kappa Tau Executive Offices, Miami officials, local board of alumni advisors and general alumni are working together to ensure a strong and timely return of the Alpha chapter to the Miami campus in 2019.

Throughout its 110 years of operations, the Alpha chapter has produced numerous successful business executives, military leaders, university administrators and men who have made significant contributions to their community. Phi Kappa Tau has provided a quality experience for undergraduate men who seek an opportunity to better themselves through involvement in greek life at Miami for a vast majority of its 11-decade history.

When it became evident that this was no longer the case, the Fraternity’s national leadership took action. Following an investigation of allegations including alcohol abuse, a pattern of misconduct and hazing, the National Council made the decision to render the highest penalty which was a suspension of the chapter’s charter (closure of the chapter).

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. While it is painful to close a chapter, it is imperative to uphold our strong values and ideals. With this commitment in mind, the National Council took this action.


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 86 chapters and 6 colonies with more than 4,500 undergraduates in the United States and has served more than 95,000 initiates throughout the past 110 years.

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