FSU's Pi Kappa Phi Disgraces Its Name Even More In A Very Racist Instagram Post

FSU's Pi Kappa Phi Disgraces Its Name Even More In A Very Racist Instagram Post

To the (revoked) FSU Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity... We do not stand for racism or cultural appropriation.

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Last November, in 2017, the Pi Kappa Phi (also known as Pi Kapp) chapter at Florida State University was shut down, in which the 150 or so members were revoked of their membership. They were shut down after the unfortunate and unnecessary death of Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey.

Regardless, this did not stop some of them from having a "reunion" one year later. Pi Kappa Phi, as well as Florida State University, has garnered a very large audience, all of whom are enraged by an Instagram post made by Nick Napoli.

In this specific Instagram post (now deleted), shown below, a group of 18 boys can be seen posing in traditional Mexican ponchos and sombreros.

Aside from their obvious cultural attire, Napoli also went as far as to caption his Instagram photo as, "We don't pay cover or taxes," in addition to also tagging his location as "FSU Pi Kappa Phi Reunion."

Nick Napoli and the other 17 boys in the photo, Pi Kappa Phi, and even Florida State University have been on the receiving end of a multitude of backlash. FSU students; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter at FSU; the Beta Iota Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity; the Hispanic/Latino Student Union (HLSU); and even the general public, have all released a multitude of statements and comments in order for Florida State University to take the appropriate actions necessary.

According to the letter written by the HLSU, the actions of the former Pi Kappa Phi are prohibiting the "inclusive and safe environment for all [on campus]." Moreover, as 20% of the student body at Florida State University consists of the Hispanic population, the NAACP finds Napoli at fault for cultural appropriation.

Nick Napoli and his friend group, all of whom appear to not be a part of the Hispanic population, purposefully adopt the traditional attire and maracas for the sole purpose of this "reunion." Worse off, in conjunction with their adopted attire, the caption makes a racial dig at the minority group, otherwise insinuating that, as a whole, the Hispanic population does not pay their taxes. In the eyes of many, especially the Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Napoli is "perpetuat[ing] a negative image of the Latino community" and "slander[ing] immigrants" and their lives and places within the United States.

What makes matters even worse is that Napoli holds a seat on the Student Body Senate. As a member of the Student Body Senate (Fall Business Seat 5), under the Legislative branch, many argue that he should have known better than to participate in such discriminatory behavior. According to the Student Government Association website, their mission "is to provide FSU students with representation, services, and advocacy within the university structure" as well as provide "quality leadership for, and accountability to, its constituency by recognizing that strength arises from diversity, engagement, and dialogue."

With that in mind, Napoli's actions absolutely do not "provide students with representation," nor does it call upon "quality leadership" on his part. While some groups call for Florida State University to act by forcing him to give a formal and public apology or forcing him to give up his seat on the Student Body Senate, it is undoubtedly clear that these 18 boys must reap the consequences of their inappropriate actions. While these boys and their fraternity may no longer be officially recognized, many argue that the university should still act, and punish accordingly, as these boys are still FSU students, endangering the safe environment of the Hispanic community.

Currently, Nick Napoli's Instagram has been deactivated and none of the 18 boys have made any statements in their defense. This second strike against this particular fraternity at Florida State University, following the death of a pledge and approximately five-month suspension of all Greek Life within the last year, dredges up the questions of what their actual purpose is and the benefits they pose. As of this instant, many students, the different organizations, and the general public are still waiting for Florida State University to make an official statement and take the appropriate action.

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28 Things You'll Hear Every Frat Guy Say

Can’t live with them, so you party with them instead.
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Ah, the fall semester. It means so many new things will be starting up soon- college, the start of classes, and of course the start of this year's frat parties. It means the epitome of natty light and loud music.

If you live on campus or close by, all everyone talks about is what house is having the go to party of the weekend. You don’t live with the fraternity brothers, but you will be partying with them. Since you’ll be around them, you should be prepared to hear the same phrases on repeat. Here are 28 things you will hear all the frat, I mean fraternity, brothers say.

1. "We aren't a frat, we are a fraternity."



Yet they refer to themselves as a frat...

2. "I'm a weekend warrior."

Are you Kyle, are you really? Last time I checked you can't even finish a single natty.

3. "Suh dude!?"

It’s the frat guy version of ‘fetch’, they try to make it a think, but it will never be a thing.

4. "Black out or back out."

Because this screams responsible adult.

5. "Do you have any post-workout? I'm trying to get swoll."

There's a little more to 'getting swole' than post-workout Todd.

6. “Is it acceptable to send a drunk text on purpose?”

7. “Should I order the mint green polo or the George W. Blue?”

Polos and khakis are the fraternity dress code.

8. "That's so not frat."

Don't do anything not frat. Just don't.

9. “We have a strict no hazing policy.”

10. "I AM SOOOOO HUNGOVER!"

Chad from Kappa Tappa Kegga really over does it on Sunday nights.

11. “Do you think if I throw up, ill be able to drink more?”

Mike from Baked Potato Pi doesn't know his limits.

12. “Let's go to taco bell.”

Taco Bell is always the go to food late at night for some reason.

13. “PLEDGEEEEEE!!!”

If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of organizer cheers.

14.“HEY! Who do you know here?!”

Thirsty Thursday can be a real pain, right Tim?

15. “I am way too sober for this party.”

Don't be a Ricky, he is the brother that always says

16. “I think I'm still drunk from last night.”

Austin and his brothers from Kappa Alpha Disorder tend to really over do it on Friday nights.

17. “You’re the only girl I’m talking to.”

Chad from Alpha Apple Pie told Brittany, Taylor and Melissa that he's only talking to them.

18. “OH MY GOSH is that dirt on my Sperry's?!!!”

The world is not ending because your shoes are dirty, calm down Ron.

19. "Over dressed but under the influence."

Polo shirts, so many polo shirts.

20. “What frat is that guy in?”

21. "Wait the cops are here?!"

You better run boys, and fast.

22. “We’re probably top house…”

Are you really Jimmy, because every other fraternity on campus says the same thing about their house too.

23. “Yeah, I could total drive right now.”

No Todd, you cannot drive.

24. “I think we are going to need another case of Natty.”

It's always someone's job to be in charge of the fridge.

25. “Yeahhhhh I’m in a frat.”

Yes, we all know Brian. It's not like you are wearing letters or anything.

26. "I go to the gym

Yes, and I get a full eight hours of sleep every night.

27. “You can’t out rage us.”

Don't you even try to party harder than the frats.

28. “Alcoholic? No, I’m in a frat.”

You aren't an alcoholic if you are in college.




***DISCLAIMER: this is all meant to be in good humor, guys in fraternities don't really say these things all the time. Well, most of them don't... ***

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