Not many students take their spring break to help others with disabilities. Although this past spring break we found an exception in brother Ethan Coker (seen above). Ethan took this year’s spring break to go to Jackson Gap Alabama and attend the Pi Kappa Phi Ability Experience Camp. The Ability Experience is Pi Kappa Phi’s nation philanthropy that benefits people of all ages who struggle with disabilities.
Over the week Ethan spent a large majority of his time building handicapped accessible picnic tables and also took part in building a safe fishing deck for disabled campers. Ethan also lent a hand in many projects that seemed miniscule until the friendship visit on the Tuesday. During the friendship visit brothers of Pi Kappa Phi were able to spend time and play fun games with campers with disabilities.
The brothers of Pi Kappa Phi greatly value service. Brother Ethan Coker did a great job of exemplifying the values of Pi Kappa Phi.
On Saturday February 7th, the brothers and many alumni of the Eta Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi met at the center of Coastal Carolina’s campus. The meaning of this meeting was to celebrate the life of Chad Michael Beaty, the founding brother of the Eta Pi chapter at CCU. The group met at the brick dedicated to Chad Michael Beaty on Prince Lawn where the service proceeded to the Chad Michael Beaty Memorial Bell Tower and ended at Chad's grave in Hillcrest Cemetery.
After CCU separated from USC in 1993, Chad saw his opportunity and with the help of eight other gentlemen, Chad created an associate chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. After Chad's death on February 9th, 1995, caused by an automobile accident, the chapter continued on to be awarded a charter by the national organization of Pi Kappa Phi under the designation Eta Pi. The Brothers of the Eta Pi chapter later made a motion with the National Chapter to honor Chad Michael Beaty as the founder of the Eta Pi chapter and as the 124th initiate. The National Chapter agreed and approved this motion. The impact that Chad Michael Beaty has made will never be forgotten, as his vision of brotherhood lives every day through the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi at Coastal Carolina University.
During the first weekend of this spring semester, seven representatives from the Eta Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity joined representatives from each fraternity and Sorority at Coastal Carolina University for the IMPACT retreat. Each participant enjoyed the weekend at Oak Island on the outer edge of North Carolina. Beginning Friday afternoon, the IMPACT team focused on teaching the students tools to use in difficult situations most Greeks on our campus run in to. Students practiced skills focusing on teambuilding, confronting challenges, enabling others and modeling the way.
The retreat ended Sunday afternoon and students returned to Coastal Carolina University with improved skills to focus efforts into building each organization individually, and to build Coastal Carolina Greek life as a whole.
The Eta Pi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at Coastal Carolina University would like to thank the North-American Interfraternity Conference and leaders of IMPACT for a great weekend. We would like to thank every other Greek organization at Coastal Carolina University for being part of this great experience.
Fall 2014 IFC Recruitment Events
Greek Kick-Off w/ Dr. Lori Hart #
Greek 101 #
Club Recruitment Day #
IFC Room Rotations #
The X Gym *
Meet & Greet *
Meet IFC Night #
Hackler Driving Range *
Woods Pavilion Cookout / Volleyball *
NFL Sunday *
Pre-Interview Dinner *
Bid Day #
11am - 2pm
7- 9:30 pm
5:30 - 8pm
11am - 5pm
7 - 9pm
7 - 9 pm
5 - 7pm
6 - 9pm
2 - 10pm
6 - 9pm
CCU- Woods Pavilion
All events denoted with a * are exclusively with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
All events denoted with a # are events recruitment events sponsored by CCU Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions regarding any Recruitment Events, please contact our External Vice President, Dexter Maple, at 803-673-7051