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Pi Beta Phi’s Eastern Kentucky University Chapter to Close

Published On: 2017-08-30


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Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Senior Director Marketing & Communications
(636) 256–0680, Extension 735
Pi Beta Phi’s Eastern Kentucky University Chapter to Close
Richmond, KY – Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is saddened to share that on September 3, 2017, its Kentucky Gamma Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University will close. Over the course of the last several years the chapter has experienced significant recruitment challenges. Pi Beta Phi leadership has worked closely with the women and provided elevated levels of support in hopes of creating and sustaining a viable Pi Phi experience at Eastern Kentucky University. While the chapter members demonstrated a sincere effort to improve, they were still unable to build their membership. At a recent chapter meeting the women of Kentucky Gamma voted to relinquish their charter.
“This is a very emotional time for the current members and alumnae of our Kentucky Gamma Chapter,” Pi Beta Phi Grand President Paula Shepherd said. “Closing a chapter is never easy. We commend the women of Kentucky Gamma for making the honorable and courageous decision to act in the best interest of their chapter and the Fraternity. We encourage all members enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University to continue the lifelong sisterhood and sincere friendship outside the chapter setting.”
Pi Beta Phi’s Kentucky Gamma Chapter was established more than 40 years ago. Many of the women who have initiated into the chapter have gone on to be distinguished alumnae who became leaders in their career field and within their communities as well as served the Fraternity as volunteer officers.
About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 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 www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.