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Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity Nebraska Pi Chapter initiates 19 new members

LINCOLN (PKT/SNR) – The Catholic fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Phi Kappa Theta Nebraska Pi Chapter, recently initiated 19 new members into their fraternity.

The newly initiated members bring the number of active members up to 71 men, with the total number of members in the fraternity (including associate members) being 82, the most in the history of the chapter. 

“The Xi Class of Phi Kappa Theta is an impressive class of young men striving to live as followers of Christ in their demeanor, virtue, and willingness to serve,” said Brendan Owens, Phi Kappa Theta president. “I truly believe that they hold the qualities our society most desperately needs as they work toward becoming the next generation of leaders.” 

Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity organization which was the result of a merger between Theta Kappa Phi and Phi Kappa April 29, 1959. Since then, Phi Kappa Theta has established more than 50 chapters across the country. Phi Kappa Theta actively develops men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, fraternity, and God. 

Former Recruitment Chairman Nathan Hall expressed his satisfaction with the promise that has been shown by the new class of initiated members.

“I’m excited for the future and know they can leave a strong impact on each other and others on campus,” he said. “This Xi Class has really come together in the past semester, and has the best brotherhood I’ve seen in a while.” 

The newly initiated class was recruited over the summer, and underwent a semester as associate members. As associate members, specific requirements were necessary to be completed before initiation, such as proctored study hours, grade reports and service requirements.

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