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Pi Kappa Phi Staff Investigating Reprehensible Quotes at NC State

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity placed its Tau Chapter at North Carolina State University on interim suspension Thursday evening pending the outcome of an investigation into derogatory comments and quotes allegedly written by its members.

“The quotes in the book are reprehensible and unacceptable. We have sent staff to Raleigh to investigate the circumstances of the situation,” said Pi Kappa Phi Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. “These statements are inconsistent with the values of Pi Kappa Phi and will not be tolerated.”

“We are working closely with the university and have instructed our students to cooperate fully with all investigation efforts,” added Timmes. “We appreciate the university’s collaboration in quickly addressing the situation.”

Pi Kappa Phi believes people of all races, religions, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, HIV statuses and other protected classes contribute to the collective achievements of this nation and its universities. The fraternity has clear policies that prohibit discrimination, as well as abusive and sexist conduct.

Pi Kappa Phi seeks to create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities. Dating back to the fraternity’s founding on December 10, 1904, at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Pi Kappa Phi has exemplified a commitment to leadership, service before self, and building a better world. Today, on more than 180 campuses across America, Pi Kappa Phi continues to broaden its commitment to building exceptional leaders through uncommon opportunities. The Tau Chapter was founded April 24, 1920.

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