Why Rush PIKE?
Members of Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) enjoy two categorical benefits—the ideal college experience and a lifetime of success.
THE IDEAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
In every measurable category for fraternities, PIKE ranks among the best. We boast the largest average chapter size, the most varsity athlete members, and some of the highest numbers in average GPA, philanthropy dollars raised, and community hours served.
Most importantly, PIKE cultivates a socially advanced man.
The Fraternity challenges its members to be the pillars of integrity and beacons of success on their campuses and within their communities. By finding and recruiting the most outstanding men on campus, we create the ideal fraternal experience. PIKE is the most fun way to experience college.
A LIFETIME OF SUCCESS
PIKE consists of Scholars, Leaders, Athletes and Gentlemen. While in college, our members surround themselves with high-caliber men.
The PIKE experience builds skills and relationships that last long after graduation, propelling its members into professional and personal success for life.
We continuously work hard to find men who want to be champions. Men who want to be the best at everything they do.
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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
– Dr. Stephen R. Covey (Utah, Alpha Tau ’50), Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Students enroll in college to get a quality education. Consistent with this philosophy, the Fraternity places a strong emphasis on scholarship and on educating our members both inside and outside of the classroom. Through minimum GPA standards, mentor programs, educational programming, and Pike University events, members are equipped to excel academically.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation offers annually over $250,000 to our undergraduate members through 120+ national and local scholarship programs.
“I strongly benefited from the broad range of leadership experiences I received as president of my PIKE chapter.”
– Jeff Taylor (UMass, Theta Mu ’79), Founder and Former CEO of Monster.com
PIKE provides an arena for developing leadership skills that will benefit members throughout their lives.
By being a part of one of the largest fraternal organizations in North America, our members enjoy the opportunity to not only gain elite leadership experience while in college, but to network with our highly successful alumni in their post-graduate careers.
Pike University is North America’s premier fraternal leadership training conference series with over 10 regional and international events every year. With curriculum rivaling the caliber of any corporate training program, Pike University develops principled leadership, management, and personal development in a way that prepares our members for success in life.
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
– Steve Prefontaine (Oregon, Gamma Pi ’70), Track and Field Hall of Fame
PIKE believes athletic competition encourages young men to challenge each other and to perform at their highest levels. We seek men who push themselves to be great at everything they do.
We believe that through athletic competition, we will build teamwork skills fundamental to success in the business world, bolster unity within the chapter, contribute to the physical and mental health of our members, and improve the quality of the overall college experience. Competition breeds excellence – in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in our daily lives.
“Character is definitely the most important attribute that a young man possesses.”
– Bobby Bowden (Samford, Alpha Pi ’49), College Football Coaching Legend, former PIKE chapter president.
PIKE is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character. We seek men that respect themselves, their peers, and their communities, as stated in our True Pike values.
Members of the Fraternity learn social skills and etiquette through membership development programs. They’re given the opportunity to practice these skills at social events such as mixers and formals.
In addition to the social aspect of being a gentleman, members are encouraged to participate in the ample community service and philanthropy opportunities presented by our chapters. PIKE believes that a commitment to service is a crucial part of developing as a young man.
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