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Pi Kappa Alpha and Volunteering Values (Mission, Vision, Creed)

Fraternity vision & mission

For generations, the Fraternity's values have been communicated through its Ritual. In 2002, an initiative was undertaken to restate those values in a contemporary and public manner. The results of that effort were the Vision, Mission and Creed. These three statements were subsequently unanimously adopted by the International Convention.

Our Vision

Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.

Our Mission

Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.

To fulfill this mission, Pi Kappa Alpha will:

  • Encourage all our members to live the values taught in our Ritual.
  • Provide innovative services and programs designed to enrich the lives of our undergraduates, alumni, and communities.
  • Create opportunities for our undergraduate and alumni members to participate in the life of Pi Kappa Alpha on a daily basis.
  • Promote and foster a spirit of pride, loyalty, inclusion and respect for Pi Kappa Alpha and its rich history.
  • Empower our undergraduate and alumni members to help shape Pi Kappa Alpha's future by being informed ambassadors and involved advocates.
  • Encourage our undergraduate and alumni members to take an active role in advancing Pi Kappa Alpha's interests by volunteering their time and by contributing to the Fraternity's annual giving campaign.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with our alumni, students and host institutions through various channels on a continuous basis.
  • Establish positive and lasting relationships with our host institutions, alumni and communities.
  • Encourage our members to be of strong mind and body.

Our Creed

We believe in the importance of virtue and commit to living the values of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. We recognize that truth is the foundation of all lasting association, and we will seek wisdom and knowledge while serving others in modesty and dignity.

Recalling that Pi Kappa Alpha is a lifelong commitment, I therefore reaffirm to live my life with honor and courage seeking the inherent worth in each person I meet; to accept all brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha in love and friendship; and to serve my faith, my family, my community, my alma mater, and my Fraternity. Only then, by living these virtues, will we realize our fullest potential.

The True PIKE Commitment

Pi Kappa Alpha’s Values

Since the adoption of those statements, Pi Kappa Alpha has advanced those concepts in an important way; the development of the True Pike membership standard. This statement, also unanimously adopted by the International Convention, describes how the Fraternity's values can be pursued by the individual. The True Pike is therefore a roadmap, or a way in which a member can determine whether or not he is meeting the aspirations of Pi Kappa Alpha.

The True Pike

As a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, I have pledged myself to uphold the values taught in our Ritual and restated in our Vision, Mission, and Creed. The True Pike is committed to a life of caring for others as he cares for himself. In pursuit of that ideal, I reaffirm my pledge…

...To Myself

to practice academic integrity and strive for academic achievement

to meet all of my financial obligations on time

to preserve a sound mind and body, rejecting abuse of alcohol or drugs

to pursue my career goals zealously, but with integrity

to promote brotherly love and kind feeling, nurturing my friendships

to dedicate myself to my family, my faith, and pursuit of the truth.

...To My Brothers

to challenge all brothers to uphold this code and hold accountable those who do not

to respect the dignity of all; not to tolerate physical or mental abuse of any human being

to seek and fulfill leadership roles and participate energetically in Fraternity activities

to encourage my chapter to establish and enforce rigorous academic standards

to urge my chapter not to tolerate abuse of alcohol or drugs

to actively recruit new members who I believe will uphold the Fraternity's values

to participate enthusiastically in an education program to inculcate our values

...To My Fraternity

to ensure that my conduct at all events and activities reflects Pi Kappa Alpha in a positive light

to reach out to brothers beyond my own chapter; and welcome those who reach out to me

to participate actively in Fraternity sponsored educational and leadership conferences

to volunteer my time as an alumnus to an area chapter or alumni association or to the Fraternity

to provide financial support for the Pi Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation

to respect the Fraternity's property and symbols

to leave the Fraternity and my chapter better than they were when I arrived

...To My Community

to protect the health and safety of others

to participate in campus activities, and stay involved with my alma mater beyond my graduation

to foster good relationships with the university faculty and administration

to serve my community through participation in civic organizations and events

Only by so doing, can I fulfill my commitment to Pi Kappa Alpha and be worthy to count myself a True Pike.

If you need help or have general questions, please email volunteer@pikes.org.