Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity’s Kappa-Kappa chapter closed officially on Friday, Feb. 16.
According to an e-mail sent to members of the campus community on Feb. 23 by Michele Kaplan, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, the University has placed the chapter in the status of “non-operating” with the offices of the Grand Chapter, effective immediately.
Kaplan wrote, “This means the chapter is not permitted to hold any activities, events, chapter operations, recruitment, candidate education classes or conduct any business of the Fraternity.”
Mary Anne Nagy, Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement, said, “We did not make this decision, but we honored Tau Kappa Epsilon Headquarters’ decision to close the chapter.”
Kaplan also addressed in the email that all collegiate members in good standing will be granted inactive status of membership until graduation, at which time they will be granted alumni status.
The email concluded, “The University supports the decision made by Tau Kappa Epsilon’s National Headquarters and will no longer recognize the Kappa-Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.”
The email also explained that chapter members on record with the Office of Student Activities and Student Center Operations have been notified of this closing. John Hoffman, former President of Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Kappa Kappa chapter, declined to comment on the chapter’s charter being revoked. The chapter has been on campus since its founding in 1966.