Pi Kappa Alpha was the first fraternity formed at Bowling Green State University. Pike was founded in at BGSU in 1942 . Pi Kappa Alpha at BGSU first started from a group of men that formed their own fraternity. They called themselves “The Commoners”. As Pi Kappa Alpha became interested in colonizing in Bowling Green, they asked “The Commoners” if they would be interested in remaining the same group, but instead of being “The Commoners”, change their name to Pi Kappa Alpha. This gave the group many benefits including financial help and opportunities after college.