The N.C. State chapter closed Wednesday and is suspended until 2018. The book, a private journal found at a Raleigh restaurant last week, contained derogatory sexist and racist statements.
“The quotes in the journal are reprehensible, unacceptable and perpetuate hateful stereotypes,” Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark Timmes said in a statement. “The students recognize they violated our standards and have accepted responsibility.”
Aaron Bachenheimer, director of UNC’s Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement office, didn’t specify whether UNC conducted a comprehensive Greek system review.
He said in an email that some Greek organizations at UNC-CH have undergone similar reviews in recent years focusing on recruitment, academics, campus resources and conduct.
Mike Mullen, vice chancellor and dean of academic and student affairs, will lead N.C. State’s review.
“We set high standards for all of our students, including our Greek community, and we fully expect them to embrace this challenge, raise the behavioral bar and work proactively to create the best Greek system possible,” Mullen said in a statement.
Three fraternities at N.C. State are under investigation for misconduct, and two fraternities are facing disciplinary action for previous offenses.