What it means to be a Pi Kappa Alpha?

What it means to be a Pi Kappa Alpha?

It’s simple. Pi Kappa Alpha has remained dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, success and high moral character, and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.

What is Pi Kappa known for?

Pi Kappa Phi operates its own philanthropy, The Ability Experience (formerly known as Push America), which works with individual chapters to serve people with disabilities.

What are fraternity initiations like?

The actual initiation ceremony is shrouded in mystery. It may take several hours and involve chanting, robes, blindfolds and candlelight. The pledge will be initiated into the secrets of the fraternity, from secret mottoes and grips (handshakes) to passwords and the meanings behind rituals.

What kind of fraternity is Pi Kappa Alpha?

Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠΚΑ), commonly known as PIKE, is a college fraternity founded at the University of Virginia in 1868….

Pi Kappa Alpha
Founded March 1, 1868 University of Virginia
Type Social
Affiliation NIC
Scope International

Why is Pi Kappa Alpha called PIKE?

Yes, PIKE is a common nickname for the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and our members are often referred to as “Pikes.” As more and more fraternities were founded, many with very similar Greek letters, PIKE became an easy way to differentiate Pi Kappa Alpha from groups with similar names.

Why do fraternities haze?

Many people view hazing as an effective way to teach respect and develop discipline and loyalty within the group, and believe that hazing is a necessary component of initiation rites. Hazing can be used as a way to engender conformity within a social group, something that can be seen in many sociological studies.

Is Pi Kappa Alpha a good frat?

Pi Kappa Alpha remains among the best organizations on North American campuses: Largest average chapter size. Majority of chapters post GPAs above campus and Greek averages. $2.125 million raised for philanthropies in 2014-2015.