The True Pike is committed to practicing academic integrity while striving for academic achievement above all else.
Pictured: Brother Ryland Sauter with President Joe Rubino, after he recieved a 4.0 GPA, landing him on the President's List
Pi Kappa Alpha members pledge to seek and fulfill leadership roles within their communities and beyond.
Pictured: Member Austin Thomas after winning the campus-wide new Greek member of the year award for his leadership role in being the New Member Educator.
A competitive edge and the drive to be the best at what you do drive PIKE brothers to pursue their goals zealously, but with integrity.
Pictured: University of Wyoming PIKEs after a day of paintball.
To be a gentleman is to respect the dignity of all, and to not tolerate physical or mental abuse of any human being while serving and protecting their community.
Pictured: Brother Joe Rubino during his summer as an intern in the US House of Representatives.
FRATERNITY HISTORYWhat began in Room 47 West Range at the University of Virginia back in 1868 has now endured for well over a century, growing into one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world. The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
- Nickname: “PIKE” – members are known as “Pikes”
- Founded: March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia
- Chapters & Colonies: More than 225 groups across the United States & Canada
- Members: Over 250,000 lifetime initiates & 15,000 undergraduate members
- Founded in 1948 as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for charitable, literary & educational purposes
- Provides funding to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity & its chapters for Pike University leadership programs, academic scholarships & chapter house facilities
- North America’s premier fraternal leadership program
- Administers Pi Kappa Alpha’s leadership & educational programming through various international and regional conferences throughout the year
- Grants more than $100,000 in Pike University scholarships each year
- Frederick Southgate Taylor
- Littleton Waller Tazewell
- James Benjamin Sclater, Jr.
- Robertson Howard
- Julian Edward Wood
- William Alexander
The Iota Alpha Colony began its charter process in the fall of 2014 at the University of Wyoming. PIKE joined the Greek Life community of 7 other social fraternities and 5 sororities, and is making a huge impact on campus. Iota Alpha takes pride in recruiting men who exhibit the qualities of what it means to be a True Pike.On September 26, 2014 5:30 PM, Logan G. Seger and Forest Smith, international expansion consultants, met with individuals that they had interviewed and recruited as new prospective members. Due to the Pi Kappa Alpha house being inaccessible, the prospective members met at the Pi Beta Phi house on Sorority Row. It was at this location that the colony elected a president and secretary, officially establishing the start of the new Pi Kappa Alpha colony at the University of Wyoming. The following Sunday, September 28th 2014, the men of the Colony at the University of Wyoming held their first formal meeting establishing goals and positions working to become a chapter. They had this meeting in the “Cinnamon Room” at the Physical Science Building on campus. The purpose of the colony's reinstatement on campus was to deviate from the conventional fraternity. This meant that the men recruited - while all illustrating the virtues, skills, and ambition which PIKE prides itself on - were from various backgrounds yet shared a similar vision for the future: to charter Iota Alpha. After years of hard work, the Iota Alpha Colony's petition to charter was accepted with conditions in October of 2016, with a scheduled installation date of November 19th. The men of the colony were initiated and the Chapter was installed during that weekend, with a fantastic Chartering Banquet organized by Installation Chairman Joe Rubino to close out the historic weekend.