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Pi Kappa Phi to celebrate 25-year anniversary with terrace dedication on Oct. 30 at CCU

October 27, 2021
The Pi Kappa Phi Patio is located outside the Clark and Marcia Parker Atheneum Hall Alumni Center.The Chad Beaty Memorial Victory Bell was funded by Pi Kappa Phi.

As part of its 25-year anniversary celebration, the Pi Kappa Phi – Eta Pi chapter of Coastal Carolina University will dedicate the Pi Kappa Phi Terrace at the Lib Jackson Student Union on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 12:30 p.m. The terrace is located in the courtyard outside of the union and CINO Grill.

The names of the 100-plus Pi Kappa Phi brothers who financially supported the project are etched into the walls that surround the terrace. Their collective donation will support the growth of CCU’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as create additional leadership opportunities for students.

“Coastal Carolina University is very grateful for the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi and their continued support of their alma mater,” said Diane Sanders, CCU’s interim vice president for advancement and alumni engagement. “Their legacy of philanthropic support sets a wonderful example for the current members of the fraternity.”

The terrace will mark the fraternity’s third named location at CCU. The society also conducted fundraising drives to name the Pi Kappa Phi Patio, outside the Clark and Marcia Parker Atheneum Hall Alumni Center, and the Chad Beaty Memorial Victory Bell, located between Brooks Stadium and Springs Brooks Stadium. The bell is a memorial to the chapter’s founder, then-student Chad Michael Beaty, who died in an automobile accident in 1995. Cast in 1893, the bell belonged to a church in Charleston, which is the founding city of the national fraternity. The bell sounds off when rung by students celebrating a Chanticleer athletic victory and also as graduates commemorate receiving their diplomas.