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Pi Kappa Alpha community service amid initiation scandal

Bidwell Park is looking a little bit spiffier, thanks to about 60 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 7:36 PM
Updated: Nov. 12, 2017 11:40 AM

Bidwell Park is looking a little bit spiffier, thanks to about 60 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

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The fraternity agreed to volunteer with the Chico parks department and Chico community watch after the frat was sentenced to perform 9,800 hours of community service.

The fraternity pleaded no contest to allegations that they cut down trees during the initiation retreat the weekend of April 21 at Lassen National Forest.

This was the fraternity’s first clean-up.

Eric Voss, the external vice president for the fraternity said they are committed to changing perceptions.

"We just really want to show the community that we care, we love our city of Chico. We want to make a difference, we want to change people's perception of either us or Greek life in general," Voss said.

Voss said that they will be doing this as long as they can because they want to make community service a big part of Greek life.

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