Epsilon-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

What is SLAG?

Recruitment is the lifeblood of Pi Kappa Alpha. Finding new young men who are capable and prepared to carry on our tradition of success at Virginia Tech is the only way for Pike to continue its legacy.


We do not make Pikes, we find them. We seek men who already have the signature attributes of a Pike. These attributes are represented in the acronym SLAG. Pikes are Scholars. Pikes are Leaders. Pikes are Athletes. And above all else, Pikes are Gentlemen.


We strive to find men who represent and live these qualities who will become valuable assets to our organization. The pledging process, the second step after RUSH towards becoming a brother in Pike, will help to refine our members in each of these catagories.


As iron sharpens iron, so too does one man sharpen another. Our pledge process seeks to capitalize on that truth by encouraging our pledge classes to hold each other accountable so they are better able to help us achieve our goal. Our goal, is to redefine what it means to be both a modern-day fraternity man and a true gentleman in today’s world, where manners are often over-looked and fraternities bare the burden of a negative public connotation.