The Legacy of the USD PIKES
The fraternity and sorority tradition at the University of South Dakota was, and always will be, strong. In the fall of 1995, that tradition became stronger. Two men from The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity came to USD and began recruiting for a new fraternity. And so Pi Kappa Alpha was born. By November 5, 1995, thirty-five young men were banded together to form this Pi Kappa Alpha colony. They were bold. They were leaders.
After only two years, the colony passed inspection, having completed more than 3,400 hours of community service. These young men established a cumulative grade point average of 3.09. On March 15, 1997, forty-eight men were initiated, and the new chapter was granted its charter as Kappa Pi chapter. And so began the legacy of tradition and excellence on the University of South Dakota’s campus.
Pi Kappa Alpha stands strong at the University of South Dakota, leading the way in philanthropy, academics, athletics, and campus involvement.
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