"Military activities and barracks life have resulted in the practical elimination of fraternity life at Knox. The chapters pledged and initiated the usual number of Freshmen early in the fall, but when the barracks was completed and all men moved to the campus, houses were closed. Soon after, however, it was necessary to reopen the Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Beta Theta Pi houses as hospitals to care for Spanish Influenza cases.
While the government has issued no order regarding fraternity activities, it is indirectly understood to have 'requested' Greek activities to cease at S.A.T.C. units. Accordingly, it is likely that the societies in Knox will continue to exist and that is about all. There will be no parties, no chapter meetings and perhaps no initiations."
- The Knox Alumnus 2:1 (Oct., 1918): 25.