Facts About Pi Kappa Alpha

  • Founded in 1868 at the University of Virginia
  • Composed of over 200 chapters and colonies throughout North America
  • Over 215,000 initiated members.
  • Upholds the largest average chapter/colony size of any international fraternity
  • Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Maintains a professional full time staff of over 30 people
  • Publishes a quarterly magazine, the Shield & Diamond
  • Pike boasts the largest housing stock of any college fraternity
  • 112 chapter scholarships are offered by the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Educational Foundation
  • Pike University scholarships are available to each chapter and colony

About Our Memorial Headquarters

  • Devotes eight field staff and five residences staff solely to chapters
  • Conducts over 275 developmental visits to chapters and colonies annually
  • Provides speakers for educational and special needs
  • Sends two staff members to colonization sites for 3-5 weeks
  • Grants mortgage loans and unsecured loans for chapter housing
  • Advises over 120 local alumni associations

Our Goal: Achievement With Integrity

  • Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.