FRATERNITY TAKES ANY ACTIVITY SERIOUSLY WHERE ITS MEMBERS OR CHAPTERS ARE NOT IN LINE WITH VALUES
October 7, 2013: In response to the email, which was authored and distributed by an undergraduate member
of the Alpha Rho chapter at Georgia Tech, the chapter has suspended the member in question and placed itself
on suspension. An investigation remains ongoing by both the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Georgia Institute of
Technology. The chapter is cooperating fully.
The referenced email is extremely inappropriate and does not reflect the values of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity,
Alpha Rho chapter or Georgia Institute of Technology. The Fraternity takes any activity seriously where its
members or chapters are not in line with its commitment to learning, leading and serving. The written expression
of this thinking by a member is disturbing to everyone associated with Alpha Rho chapter and the Fraternity.
Currently, Phi Kappa Tau Executive Offices staff, Institute officials, local board of alumni advisors and the
regional director are working with chapter leadership to bring this matter to a swift resolution.
The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical
leadership and exemplary character.
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. Currently, the Fraternity has 91 active
groups—81 chapters and 10 colonies, or student organizations in the final stages of being installed as a
Chartered in 1929 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Alpha Rho chapter is a chartered chapter of
the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and has initiated more than 1,000 members.
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