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
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
For those interested in joining Pi Kappa Phi, please feel free to fill out the New Member Interest Form.
While many students across the nation enjoyed their summer months working or going on vacation, one brother of the Eta Pi Chapter spent a large portion of his summer giving back to others. Shawn Miller spent roughly a month in Haiti helping others who are less fortunate.With a budget of roughly $8,000 dollars fundraised through his church community, Shawn and team of 27 others were able to run a medical clinic for over 630 people and also put a roof on a widows house. The medical clinic was in downtown Cap Haitian, Haiti and the house was just outside the city, in the town of Berard Nord. Shawn and three other men worked with Haitian contractors and construction workers to complete the roof. The rest of the team which consisted of both nurses and other occupations went into the clinic everyday and helped people both physically and financially try to solve their ailments. With $5,500 dollars, they were able to purchase the American equivalent of $45,000 dollars in medication because of the strong value of the dollar compared to the Haitian currency. For two weeks there both served people and also learned a wealth of information about Haiti and the people there.
Haiti is a proud nation in a very dark political and economical depression. The country is one of the most beautiful places in the world and as long as their are good people there trying to change the negative light, I will continue to return as I have faith Haiti will someday show its true colors. It is not all pirates and guns like many people think, there are good people who have great children who just want to work and provide for their families. They have nothing. If all I could ever bring them was hope, that would be enough reason to go back again. I am glad I got to make a positive impact on people I continue to see and befriend more every time I return." -Shawn Miller
On April 10th, Brother Matthew Horne and Brother Zane Bishop Johnson were inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. They were both invited to join this prestigious honor society for their superior academic performance within the History Department at Coastal Carolina University.
Additionally, on April 22nd, Brother Matthew Horne was inducted into Order of Omega. This honor society is made up of the top 3% of greek community members based on academic achievements and involvement in organizations on and off campus.
Please help the Eta Pi Chapter congratulate these two gentlemen for their outstanding achievements. They have truly lived up to the values of being a Man of C.L.A.S.S.
As Coastal Carolina University continues to grow and flourish as a institution of higher learning, administration has been undertaking many new construction and renovation projects to accommodate increasing student enrollment. The most recently completed projects include: the Bryan Information Commons, Adkins Field House, two new academic buildings (Swain Hall & Brittain Hall), and the HTC Center. However, the University currently has multiple other projects under construction or in the planning phase. Currently under construction are expansions to the student center, new student housing (behind the HTC Center), and the current renovations taking place on the baseball and softball facilities. The most recent project to reach the construction phase, beginning in Spring 2014, includes renovations to Atheneum Hall. The University has put aside $2.5 million for the renovations, which will transform Atheneum Hall into a gathering place for returning CCU alumni.
In support of Coastal Carolina's renovations to Atheneum Hall, the Eta Pi Chapter has vowed to donate $30,000 over the next 5 years to help fund the project. In return for these monetary contributions, Pi Kappa Phi will receive naming rights on the patio that is also home to the Atheneum; the architectural symbol of Coastal Carolina University which is depicted in the University's seal and logo. This area will be named "Pi Kappa Phi Patio" and will have a rose garden with 8 rose bushes (one for each of the 7 original founders of Pi Kappa Phi, and one for Chad Michael Beaty who founded the Eta Pi Chapter). While the patio will be completed with the current renovations and finished in its first phase by 2015, it will not be dedicated until the Eta Pi Chapter celebrates its 25th year anniversary at Coastal Carolina in 2020.
As the construction begins on Atheneum Hall, the active members of the Eta Pi Chapter would appreciate any donations toward our $30,000 goal from friends, family, and community members.
If you would like to make a donation to the Pi Kappa Phi Patio Project or have any questions about the project, please contact one of the following:
Brian Forbus - 843 446 1697 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin Hagen - 843 655 6446 (email@example.com)
Eddie Bushong - 843 997 5332 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please see the video below for renderings of the Pi Kappa Phi Patio.