Pennsylvania State University Chapter Closure

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Pennsylvania State University Chapter Closure

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April 12, 2018
Neptune, New Jersey

Today, Alpha Chi Rho National Council announced the closure of its Phi Lambda Chapter at Pennsylvania State University, effective immediately. Over the past 10 months, the national Fraternity has worked with the undergraduate Chapter to address health and safety concerns with the goal of regaining recognition from the Interfraternity Council and University. Through this, we have come to the decision that closing the Chapter creates the best opportunity for long-term success at Penn State.

The Phi Lambda Chapter has a more than 100-year history at Penn State, and we are committed to returning to the Greek community in the future as a partner to the University and our fellow fraternities and sororities.

Alpha Chi Rho is a national men’s collegiate fraternity whose purpose is to enhance the lifelong intellectual, moral and social development of our members. Through our Landmarks and Principles, the Fraternity aims to provide an experience that “Cultivates Men of Word and Deed.” Character, Honor and Integrity are attributes that are deeply enhanced by the leadership opportunities, resources and experiences the organization provides its members.


  1. Don felker says:

    This summary leaves silent whether there are problems with the University, and if so does it go beyond health or sanitation issues. Strange. Can you give any more info?

  2. Dennis Michael Driscoll says:

    More detail, please!

    What happened to prompt this?

    What makes us(?) certain that the Chapter will be re-opened?

  3. William D Bauers says:

    So tell me, What did National do to defend the Penn State Brotherhood at both the alleged hazing hearings and the alleged furnishing of alcohol hearing?
    In the articles I have read the National Fraternity appears to have had no role. Perhaps the responsibilities of Brotherhood only flow in one direction?

  4. Paul Knese says:

    Yes, more info please. Thanks. Phi Lambda 1977

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