The premier fraternity leadership and education program
PIKE U focuses on producing leaders. Our leadership, management and personal development programs arm men with lifelong skills and prepare them for a world outside the classroom. This is our commitment to our members. And it's working.
The PIKE U edge
PIKE U is totally committed to making these young men—and every PIKE—better. When young men attend PIKE U, they gain the edge. They set the standards that foster success, and in return:
- They are equipped with leadership and motivational skills to lead their chapters.
- They have a better understanding of operational best practices.
- They take away strategies to handle the stresses and challenges of college life and have a positive influence on their peers.
- Their chapter is more likely to earn a higher GPA.
- They attract, recruit and retain 44% more men than chapters that don’t attend PIKE U.
- They achieve greater success as an individual and as a group.
PIKE U Events
PIKE U consists of leadership and educational conferences hosted in several cities each year.
LEADERSHIP SUMMITS: for ALL members
Learn to take your chapter to the next level and be the best Pike you can be. We'll teach you about chapter operations and programming with additional focus on personal leadership development, dressing for success, building your personal brand, and how our Fraternity values and ritual are reflected in everything we do. We encourage at least 10 members from each chapter to attend the summit nearest you.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: November 11-13, 2016
Kansas City, Missouri: November 18-20, 2016
Chicago, Illinois: February 3-5, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia: February 10-12, 2017
Dallas, Texas: February 24-26, 2017
Santa Clara, California: February 24-26, 2017
CHAPTER EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE: for Presidents, Treasurers and Recruitment Chairmen
Our annual, 3-day program designed for Presidents, Treasurers, and Recruitment Chairman. This capstone event features International Fraternity staff and Alumni Professionals working with you to excel in the areas of motivating others, leading with character, public relations, health & safety initiatives, financial management and our cutting edge recruiting programs. You'll network with undergraduates and professionals, often establishing lifelong relationships. We recommend at least 3 members from each chapter attend.
Memphis, Tennessee: January 5-8, 2017
THE ACADEMY: for aspiring chapter leaders and executive board members
This is PIKE Leadership 101. Spend 3 days networking with emerging leaders and proven professionals to hone your leadership skills and take your chapter from good to great. You'll dig deeper on chapter operations, learn to refine your personal skills, and share ideas and fellowship with Pikes from around the country. We recommend at least 3 members attend from each chapter.
Memphis, Tennessee: July 27-30, 2017
2018 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION: for ALL Pikes
Join us in Richmond, Virginia to celebrate 150 years of Pi Kappa Alpha! Convention is an amazing experience for any and every Pike. Gain the know-how to lead your chapter further and help steer the course for the future of the Fraternity. Convention also features recognizing outstanding chapters, undergraduates, and alumni during a not-to-miss banquet. We recommend at least 3 chapter members attend, with one empowered to vote on constitutional issues of the Fraternity.
Richmond, Virginia: July 25-29, 2018