Epsilon Beta-Valparaiso University

1st Annual Gentleman Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Alex Kluck (Athletics), Joe Hess (Overall Gentleman), Bryan Garmon (Leadership) and Brett Bittner (Academics) one being awards scholarships by the Epsilon Beta chapter. Thee men went above and beyond in their high school careers and are all on the path for much future success!


After ending the 2016-2017 year with a softball championship, the chapter won the flag football championship! The team was led by quarterback Bill Heffley throughout the season. In the championship game, in which PIKE beat Phi Sigma Kappa in dominating fashion, brother Gino Smith had three touchdowns, one of which was a Pick-6! Congratulations to the team, and now we set our sights on the IM Basketball Title!

Pete Funk Elected 4th President of Epsilon Beta

Sophomore Peter Funk was elected by the chapter to lead the organization for the 2018 calendar year. Pete will succeed Matt Pieroth, who did an outstanding job in getting the chapter to where it needed to be in order to charter last spring. Pete in very involved on campus, holding a seat on the Student Senate floor while also being a manger for the VU men’s basketball team. Pete has served as the philanthropy chair this past semester, in which he orchestrated the operations of our most successful Firefighter’s Challenge yet. We are every excited to see Pete lead this rising chapter!

Epsilon Beta welcomes 5 new members into the brotherhood!

Fall recruitment has ended and we have added 5 outstanding men to the chapter. These men exemplify what it means to be a PIKE; they are truly scholars in the classroom, leaders in the community, outstanding athletes and most importantly, gentlemen. Please welcome (from left to right) Kyle Ballinger, Danny Dalenberg, Jayden Eggimann, Tom Hassel and Brannen Martin to the brotherhood, they are the ALPHA class!!

PiKA brings home awards

The annual Greek Awards bring together the entire Valpo greek community and recognize outstanding achievement within the community. The Epsilon Beta Chapter was well represented at the show. Brother Charlie Emhardt was awarded with the Pillar of Excellence Award in Athletics for his outstanding season on the tennis court. Brother Jonathan Schildwachter was awarded with the Outstanding Chapter President Award for his outstanding leadership skills that led the chapter to chartering in February. The chapter also received awards for Excellence in Campus Involvement and Highest New Member Class GPA! We look forward to adding to our awards next year, and bringing home the big prize, FRATERNITY OF THE YEAR.



IM Softball Champions!!

The men of Epsilon Beta wrapped up the intramural year with a huge win in the IM Softball Championship. The team had a big post season run as they entered the playoffs as the 6 seed. Brother Ryan Clarke ’18 had a huge playoff run, especially in the semi-final and final, having 4 extra base hits and 8 RBIs while also pitching in both games. Brother Bill Heffley also played terrific ball, hitting a homer and brining in 3 runs in the championship game!



On February 18, 2017 the Epsilon Beta Colony was officially re-charted. Now, the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Valparaiso University is back! After just over 2 years of operating as a colony, the national fraternity deemed that Epsilon Beta was a performing colony and met all expectations that a chapter should strive for. The chapter comes in strong with 51 men,  including 25 varsity athletes and an overall 3.1 GPA. We want to thank everyone that helped us get to this point and we cannot wait for what the future has in store for us!