Fraternity Statements and Information Library

The Chi Phi Fraternity publishes information of interest to its undergraduate membership, Alumni membership, friends and parents of members, and media outlets. The information below is a chronological listing of all published announcements. All additional media questions should be directed to the Executive Director.

UC San Diego Colony Votes to Cease Operations

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The UCSD Colony at University of California San Diego has informed the National Office and Grand Council of a motion proposed during a meeting on Tuesday, October 2, which resulted in a vote without opposition to suspend Colony operations indefinitely. The vote was held as a result of low membership in the Colony.

As of today, October 3, Chi Phi no longer has an active presence on the campus of UCSD. All Initiate members of the Colony have been moved to Alumni status and are entitled to all the rights and privileges accorded to all members.

Chi Phi Kicks Off Alumni Directory Project

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The Fraternity is pleased to be revising our Alumni Directory – last published in 2013 – which is a critical part of our national operation. Maintaining accurate contact information for more than 40,000 members is no small task, and we ask that you take a few minutes to respond to inquiries about your current information.

We have contracted with Publishing Concepts (PCI), a Dallas-based company who we have worked with for more than a decade. You will be contacted by PCI, using Chi Phi’s name and trademark, via email and postcard in the coming weeks (if not already). Please know that these messages are not spam and have been approved by the Fraternity.

You will be offered the opportunity to purchase a completed Directory; however, you are under no obligation to do so. Should you choose to make a purchase through PCI, a portion of it will directly benefit the Fraternity.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to reach out to Dan Coutcher, Director of Member Engagement, at coutcher@chiphi.org or by calling 404-231-1824.

Phi Delta Undergraduate Brother Enters Chapter Eternal

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It is with a heavy heart that we must share the news that Joseph Tanner Wray, Phi Delta 2019, has entered Chapter Eternal.

Tanner was participating in the annual Ace Miller Memorial Boxing Tournament to benefit Golden Gloves, Knoxville Chapter when he collapsed in the ring. First responders rendered assistance before taking him to a local hospital where he later passed away.

He served as the Vice President and formerly was the Historian of the Phi Delta Chapter at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was Initiated in the spring of 2017. Tanner had an outstanding academic record as a junior Aerospace Engineering major.

Our thoughts are with Tanner’s family and friends, the Phi Delta Chapter, and the Vols community.

Brother Andy Hoang

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Chi Phi Word Mark

 

February 21, 2017

A message from the Executive Director:

Dear Brothers and Friends,
Today I have the unfortunate duty to inform you that Brother An “Andy” Hoang, Omega Zeta 2019, passed away on the evening of Saturday, February 18, after a traffic accident near St. Petersburg, Florida.

Andy was a student at the University of North Florida, where he studied exercise science and joined the Omega Zeta Chapter this past fall. His Chapter Brothers recalled Andy as “one of our most fun and lively Brothers, and we will always remember him as such.” We ask that our Brothers and Friends across the country and abroad keep the Hoang family and the Brothers of Omega Zeta in their thoughts and prayers as they continue to come to terms with this tragic loss.

A campus vigil will be held on Wednesday evening at 9pm behind the Student Union.

In the bonds,

 

Michael Azarian

Executive Director

Statement Regarding the Kappa Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The Chi Phi National Fraternity is aware of the recent incident involving its Kappa Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We condemn hazing of any kind and in no way condone behavior that does not align with our mission and values. The alleged incident associated with this Chapter is not a component of our National Ritual, and the two should not be linked.

In addition, individual statements made by some of our members do not reflect the position of the Chi Phi Fraternity. As such, we support the University’s decision to suspend the Chapter and terminate its status as a recognized organization on campus. Our values are based on truth, honor, and personal integrity, and we expect our members, both active and Alumni, to uphold these values in every aspect of their lives.

 

April 1, 2015 Update

In accordance with the Chi Phi Constitution, Article IX, Section 7, I: The Grand Council has the authority to “suspend the charter of any active Chapter for violation of any of the Fraternity’s laws.  The suspension of a charter may be made only by the unanimous vote of the entire Grand Council and shall be in effect only until the convening of a Court of the Grand Council.” The Grand Council met Friday, March 27, 2015, and voted unanimously to suspend the Charter of the Kappa Chapter. The Chapter will receive a notice to appear before the Court of the Grand Council which will be held June 19, 2015, at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District in San Francisco, California.

 

Due to the immediate suspension placed on the Chapter, all recognition as an active entity of the Chi Phi Fraternity is withdrawn and all operations of the Chapter must cease immediately. The Chapter should no longer represent itself as an entity of the Chi Phi Fraternity. As such, any social media including websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. should be closed immediately. All Chi Phi letters on the house must be removed within the next ten (10) days. No new members may be recruited to join the Chapter or be initiated into the Fraternity. Chapter members must also refrain from collectively using the Fraternity’s names and/or symbols.

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Statement Regarding Alpha-Alpha Chapter at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Chi Phi Fraternity, in conjunction with officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have placed the Alpha-Alpha Chapter at the University on suspension, effectively ceasing all Chapter operations, until the conclusion of the Fraternity’s judicial process. The suspension is a result of alleged risk management violations including alcohol violations and inappropriate New Member activities. The Fraternity is pleased with the partnership and support it has received from the University in an effort to identify joint concerns involving the Chapter and looks forward to a conclusion to this process which maintains this long standing partnership.

Any inquiries regarding the current status of the Alpha-Alpha Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity or the Fraternity’s judicial process should be directed to Michael Azarian, Executive Director.

Statement on Former Grand Alpha James Edgerton

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The Chi Phi Fraternity is saddened to announce the passing of Brother Jim Edgerton; Beta '66, Rho Iota Kappa ‘86; into the Chapter Eternal. Brother Edgerton passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

Brother Edgerton served Chi Phi as Grand Alpha from 1991-1997 and Grand Epsilon from 1984-1990. In addition, he served as Chapter Advisors for the Beta and Rho Iota Kappa Chapters among other Chapters throughout the country.

No Brother knew more about Chi Phi than Brother Edgerton. He was a walking encyclopedia of our Fraternity’s history. I am saddened by his death; Chi Phi will not be the same without him. We offer our deepest thoughts and sympathies to the Edgerton family and friends, and to all the Chi Phi Brothers who knew him so well.– Michael Azarian, Executive Director. 

Information about services will be available on the Chi Phi website as determined.

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and memories of Brother Edgerton, please feel free to use the Chi Phi Facebook page as a resource.


Update 2.5.2013 – The Memorial Service for Brother Jim Edgerton will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 on campus at the MIT Chapel commencing at 11:15 a.m. A light buffet lunch will follow.