UT fraternity shut down following conduct problems

UT fraternity shut down following conduct problems

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Pi Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Tennessee closed Friday.

In a news release, the national chapter of Pi Kappa Phi announced the shut down because student members were allegedly unable to abide by the fraternity's standards of conduct.

"Unfortunately, when students consistently demonstrate the inability to make good choices, the national organization has to make the difficult decision to close the chapter," said Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. "Accountability to our shared standards of conduct is what marks the true distinction between a ‘social club' and a values-based membership development experience."

Officials say they hope the chapter could return to UT in coming years.

No other details have been released at this time.

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