Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts of Pike


    • Composed of 207 chapters and 10 colonies in North America with over 240,000 members
    • Governed by International Convention composed of mostly undergraduate chapter delegates
    • Guided between conventions by a volunteer board of directors known as the Supreme Council
    • Publishes a quarterly magazine, the Shield & Diamond
    • Upholds one of the largest average chapter/colony size of any international fraternity
    • Has maintained the largest average chapter and pledge class size for most of the past 20 years


    real estate

    • Administers a loan program for acquisition, construction, and improvement projects
    • Offers loans and grants for life safety equipment and makes available a library of life safety educational materials
    • Administers an annual house improvement work day for every chapter involving students, parents and alumni
    • Provides comprehensive educational programs pertaining to chapter housing
    • Administers a loan program and provides education regarding feasibility studies and capital fund raising campaigns conducted by house corporations
    • Facilitates a group property insurance program with a comprehensive set of coverages at a competitive price
    • Recognizes groups for their outstanding management and care of their facilities via its International Housing Awards
    • Publishes a monthly newsletter containing timely property management information and helpful links to sources that assist with the maintenance, repair, and improvement of chapter houses
    • Coordinates an electronic bulletin board, "Pillars of Success", for house corporations to share ideas and successes with each other
    • Provides recommendations on ideal floor plans, building specifications, and architectural styles for various sizes and types of Greek housing, designed to meet the needs of the modern student


    educational foundation

    • Founded in 1948 as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for charitable, literary and educational purposes
    • Guided by a 12 member volunteer board of trustees
    • Owns and maintains the Pi Kappa Alpha Memorial Headquarters, which houses the Fraternity’s and Foundation’s professional staffs, the Harvey T. Newell Library, and the Freeman Hart Museum
    • Provides funding to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and its chapters for educational and leadership based programs, scholarships and chapter house facilities
    • Grants initiation fee scholarships to IIKA undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Order of Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Pi honoraries
    • Operates thanks to the generosity of thousands of IIKA alumni who annually contribute to the PIKE Fund


    chapter services

    • Employs one Director of Services and at least 10 staff members who provide consulting services to all of Pi Kappa Alpha’s chapters
    • Conducts over 250 three-day consulting visits annually to chapters
    • Conducts over 30 three-day recruitment visits annually to chapters and colonies



    • Utilizes a full-time expansion team to live and work on campus during 4-5 week colonization period
    • Provides leadership and fraternal education during on-site visits to colonies at least once per semester/quarter
    • Established 13 colonies in the past three years


    alumni services

    • Provides services for over 120 alumni associations
    • Chartered 17 associations in the past two years
    • Manages the Pike Loyal Order program
    • Manages the licensing/marketing program
    • Administers the Speakers Program
    • Oversees the Shield & Diamond subscription/distribution policy


    pike university

    • Holds International Convention every two years; the 2010 International Convention will be held in Austin, Texas
    • Conducts the Academy every summer during "off-convention" years to focus on chapter programming
    • Hosts a biennial Volunteer Forum for all chapter advisors, house corporation volunteers and alumni association representatives
    • Hosts an annual Chapter Executives Conference in January for presidents, treasurers and rush chairmen
    • Conducts at least 8 Leadership Summits annually at sites across North America