Fast Facts

Nickname is PIKE; members are known as Pikes

March 1, 1868

Founded at the University of Virginia


Chapters and Colonies across the United States & Canada
Over 280,000 lifetime initiates & 16,000 undergraduate members

Official Colors

Garnet & Gold

Official Flower


Official Magazine

Shield & Diamond


37 employees and 12 chapter consultants

Memorial Headquarters

This building, located in Memphis, TN, is a memorial to brothers who gave their lives in the defense of their country and home to the International Fraternity and Foundation staffs

Medal of Honor recipients

Jack Lucas and Louis B. Wilson

The Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation


Founded as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for charitable, literary & educational purposes


Scholarships and grants awarded yearly to undergraduate members
Provides funding to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity & its chapters for PIKE University leadership programs, academic scholarships, & chapter house facilities
Owns & maintains the Pi Kappa Alpha Memorial Headquarters, which houses the Fraternity’s & Foundation’s professional staffs, the Harvey T. Newell Library, & the Freeman Hart Museum
Grants initiation fee scholarships to undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Order of Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, & Tau Beta Pi honoraries
Operates thanks to the generosity of thousands of alumni who annually contribute to the PIKE Fund


North America's premier fraternal leadership program
Administers Pi Kappa Alpha's leadership and educational programming through various international and regional conferences throughout the year
Events include International Convention, the Academy, the Chapter Executives Conference, and several regional Leadership Summits
Grants exceeding $100,000 in PIKE U scholarships awarded each year

For more information, contact Pi Kappa Alpha at (901) 748-1868 or