Extending Sympathies for Our Sisters One Year Later

Nearly one year ago, the University of Idaho community was shaken by the heartbreaking loss of students Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves and Ethan Chapin. Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women acknowledges this solemn occasion and continues to extend our thoughts and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims, the sisters of the Idaho Alpha Chapter and the broader Vandal community deeply affected by this tragedy.
No words can adequately express the deep sadness and sorrow felt as we remember the lives of Xana, Madison, Kaylee and Ethan. Their deaths have left an indelible void in the hearts of many, and we remain steadfast in our support for those who have been impacted. The bonds of friendship that connect Xana and Madison to Idaho Alpha Chapter members will be forever cherished.
On November 13 at 6 p.m., members of the Vandal community have been invited to gather at the Administration Lawn at the University of Idaho to honor and remember the departed. As we reflect on the resilience of the Pi Beta Phi Idaho Alpha Chapter at the University of Idaho throughout the past year, the entire Pi Beta Phi sisterhood continues to extend our hand of Sincere Friendship to the sisters of Idaho Alpha.

Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 206 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Facebook and Twitter


Published: November 9, 2023
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