The PIKE Pillars
Pi Kappa Alpha is rooted in the concept of what are known as the four Pillars of Pike: Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, and Gentlemen. We strive to recruit well-rounded and motivated men who exemplify these four values.
PIKE realizes that students enroll in college, first and foremost, 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 over $165,000 to our undergraduate members through more than 120 national and local scholarship programs.
PIKE provides a valuable arena for developing and honing leadership skills that will benefit the individual member throughout his life. In addition, the Fraternity promotes leadership through campus involvement and encourages its members to take on positions of leadership in other organizations through PIKE's strong network of alumni.
PIKE believes that athletic competition can provide valuable benefits to college students, because it encourages young men to challenge each other and to perform at their highest levels. We inspire our members to push themselves in everything they do and believe that through athletic competition we build teamwork skills, bolster unity within the chapter, and contribute to the physical and mental health of our members.
PIKE is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience. Six exemplary gentlemen founded Pi Kappa Alpha in 1868 as a way to build friendships based on common values. Today we continue in their tradition by recruiting quality gentlemen – men that respect themselves, their peers, and their communities, as stated in our True Pike values.
Members are strongly encouraged to participate in the numerous community service and philanthropy opportunities presented by our chapters. Pi Kappa Alpha believes that a commitment to service is a crucial part of developing as a young man.