The premier fraternity leadership and education program
PIKE University is the only fraternity-sponsored leadership program that provides regional summits for general members in addition to programs offered for chapter leaders. In August of 2017, Town & Country Magazine named Pi Kappa Alpha among the most prestigious fraternities in America, citing the Fraternity as a leading competitor for leadership programs.
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.
Our undergraduates return to their chapters from PIKE University events equipped with the knowledge and skills to make impactful change. In episode 014 of the PIKE Podcast, Director of Educational Content & Strategy Jarrett Way (North Texas, Epsilon Delta '13) sits down with Education Officer Danny Ryan (Missouri S&T, Alpha Kappa ’06) to talk about the value of this educational programming and how it can transform your chapter. PIKE Podcast show notes >>
PIKE U Events
PIKE U consists of leadership and educational conferences hosted in several cities each year.
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.
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.
2019-2020 PIKE U Leadership Summits:
Denver, Colorado: TBA
Portland, Oregon: TBA
Kansas City, Missouri : November 1-3, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: November 8-10, 2019
Chicago, Illinois: January 31-February 2, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia: February 7-9, 2020
Irvine, California: February 21-23, 2020
Dallas, Texas: February 28-March 1, 2020
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 9-12, 2020
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION: for ALL Pikes
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.
Las Vegas, Nevada: July 8-12, 2020