“Pikes came to ISU to do fraternity right. We succeeded, even beyond our dreams. Now we have the opportunity to do fraternity housing right – like it’s never been done before, and in a manner true to our tradition of always being the best.” -Ed Pease, Delta Xi ’71
For 35 years, Theta Omicron Chapter has been at the heart of Greek life at Indiana State University. From our founding to the present, our proud history speaks for itself through high academic achievement and leadership within the University. With more than 1418 initiates, Theta Omicron has influenced the lives of hundreds of men, cultivating lasting friendships in the process. Many of our best college memories can be traced back to our Pi Kappa Alpha experience.
While many of our alumni have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in business, law, medicine, and countless other endeavors, the common bond of our brotherhood remains.Through Pike we not only learned the importance of integrity, intellect, success and high moral character, we acquired valuable assets, which include leadership skills, organizational skills, social skills, and teamwork. Oftentimes, these traits have been integral to our personal success and helped make us the men we are today.
As the role of housing at ISU has evolved in the last decade, our chapter house at 840 N. 7th Street has become the focus of undergraduate life for Pikes. It has been a home away from home for hundreds of young men, and a classroom where our brothers have learned to be scholars, leaders, athletes, and gentlemen, as they seek excellence in everything they do. However, if we wish for Pike to continue its strong presence on a changing Indiana State University campus, we must ensure that we provide a safe, modern, and competitive facility. Now is the time to secure our future.
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If you have questions about the campaign or want additional information, please contact Jay Goad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 319-9619.
The Theta Omicron alumni and undergraduate leadership have developed a solid plan to address the long-term viability of the Pi Kappa Alpha experience on the Indiana State University campus. Through careful study, assessment, and planning, we have determined that several significant updates and an addition to the chapter house are necessary to meet the needs of today’s students and to keep us number one at ISU. Working with Holder Design Architects and Keymark Development, the Theta Omicron House Corporation has developed a tactical approach to our future.
• The chapter house was formerly the Grace United Methodist Church.
• The building was constructed in 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Pease were married there
and Ed was baptized there.
• Pi Kappa Alpha purchased the property in 1999.
• Chapter house has a maximum occupancy of 12 men.
• Structure is 9000 sq. ft.
Chapter’s Designated Lodge• Chapter room will become a designated academic lecture hall • Three bedrooms will become a designated chapel • Two bedrooms will become a designated museum • All bathrooms will be upgraded • Second-floor access will upgraded to be ADA-compliant • Twelve-man residential occupancy will be relocated to the new residential wing
New Residential Apartment Complex• A 17000-sq.-ft., 14-apartment complex will be constructed to house 38 men • Six two-man units with full kitchen and private bathroom amenities • Six four-man units with two bathrooms in each unit and full kitchens • Two single-man units • Robert Adger Smythe Hall will become the designated trophy display area • Each apartment will have a designated study suite • A live-in scholarship advisor suite will be included on the grounds • Sprinkler, fire safety, and security systems will be installed
Construction $1,950,000 Development $245,000 Furnishing, Finishes, and Fixtures $100,000 Professional Fees $300,000 Financing (including debt servicing) $405,000 TOTAL PROJECT $3,000,000
Our investment in the future of Theta Omicron will ensure the success of our chapter and will promote a legacy upon which to build an even greater brotherhood. Today, perhaps more than ever, college fraternities play a relevant role in shaping the lives of young men. Pi Kappa Alpha provides a small-group living environment that offers our members a solid foundation for their education and also affords opportunities for high academic achievement and the development of leadership and social skills.
The undergraduate men have made a commitment to work hard in maintaining the programs and traditions that have benefited the lives of so many Pikes over the years. Together with our active members, the volunteer leadership of the Theta Omicron House Corporation is committed to this major undertaking, which will allow us to remain the best fraternity at Indiana State University, and one of the best in the nation.
This stage of our project requires assistance from a highly selective group of alumni—like you. We are working to identify brothers who have both the ability and interest to provide major assistance to the project. Remember that each of us benefited from the generosity, work, and sacrifice of those who went before us. We all enjoyed the comfort and brotherhood Theta Omicron provided during our years at Indiana State University. Now it is our turn to support Theta Omicron and ensure that the same, wonderful experience is available to others.
We urge your thoughtful consideration of this plan. With your support, Pike will continue to provide a quality living environment that supports, nurtures, and develops outstanding young men with the skills and confidence to face an ever-changing world. The commitment we make today cannot be underestimated—it will have a far-reaching effect on the lives of our Theta Omicron brothers for years to come.
Named Gift Opportunities
Clock Tower $500,000 Four-Bedroom Apartment $100,000 Two-Bedroom Apartment $85,000 President's Apartment $85,000 Live-In Advisor Apartment $85,000 7th Street Pavilion & 1st Floor Trophy Room $50,000 Interior Courtyard Patio $50,000 7th Street Columns of Interior Cloister Walkway $25,000
Existing Facility Enhancements:
Chapter Room $250,000 TV/Entertainment Room $75,000 Social & Dining Room $50,000 Chapel $40,000
All naming opportunities must be approved by campaign steering committee or house corporation.
Thank you to the following Alumni, Brothers, and Friends of the Theta Omicron Chapter for your generous donations and gifts towards our housing campaign. Our project is only possible because of your support.
Legacy Society ($250,000 and Above) Anonymous Edward Pease Founder's Society ($100,000 to $249,000) Tom Smith Chapter President Society ($75,000 to $99,999) Leadership Society ($50,000 to $74,999) Todd Jochem Theta Omicron Chapter Brian Thomas Lily of the Valley Society ($25,000 to $49,999) Bradley Scott Davis Jay Goad Tim Vitoux Timothy Wiseman Gold Society ($10,000 to $24,999) Troy Price William Carls David Clark Mark Downing Brian Freyberger Michael Gonzalez Steven Heinkamp Jason Hill Al Perone Robert Puckett Jon Stephenson William White Garnet Society ($2,500.00 to $10,000) George Amonette Adam Boyer Eric Sheets David Stowe Lee Byers Chris Davies Michael Hayer George Walker Robert Cianfrini David Pittman Glenn Skinner Doug Pfaff Branden Baisden Rick Carpenter Lawrence Claussen Terry Cunningham John Dano Chris Dierking Brad Fentress Greg Freyberger Greg Goode Thomas Gray Evan Greve Michael Highland John Ray Huser Mark Jorden Galen Kane Sam Lewis Patrick Lima Tim Luker Rodney McDougalle P.T. McEwen David Mischler Logan Seger Dean Shriver and Family Chip Sinders R. Darin Smith Bart Stucker Chad Thieman Matt Volz Edward Westrich Andrew Willman Jim Wood White Horse Society ($1,500 to $2,499) Mark Birk Josh Michael Friendship Society ($1,000 to $1,499) David Heinkamp Mark Pearl Joanna Pease John Pittman Jim Ulrich Mark Poisel Aaron Pflugner Scott Baker Craig Blessinger Tim Walter William Maxam
HONORARY CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN
- Jay Goad ’78, Franklin, IN
CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE
- Mark Downing ’79, Tampa, FL
- George Walker ’79, Alta Loma, CA
- Mike Highland ’80, Alpharetta, GA
- Tim Vitoux ’86, Carmel Valley, CA
- Chad Thieman ’86, Fishers, IN
- Tim Wiseman ’87, Franklin, TN
- John Brady ’88, Zionsville, IN
- Brian Freyberger ’88, Carmel, IN
- Doc Claussen ’89, Terre Haute, IN
- Greg Goode ’91, Terre Haute, IN
- Greg Freyberger ’94, Evansville, IN
- David Stowe ’79, Terre Haute, IN
- Dr. Robert Puckett ’92, Terre Haute, IN
PKA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
- Jason Hill ’89, Carmel
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