The PIKE House
Purdue University is the Second House of the Quarter Winner for 2018-19
The Beta Phi Chapter house is in a legendary location. It overlooks the University’s main pedestrian entrance to campus, directly across the street, which includes a massive iconic arch named “Gateway to the Future.” Highly visible, the Pike House is known for the four majestic Greek columns that adorn its front façade. Now better than ever, the first floor and basement were recently remodeled. The chapter touts the facility’s desirable living environment, with quiet study libraries and inviting space for recreation and lounging.
Their maintenance program includes daily cleaning duties assigned to all members as well as bi-weekly cleaning by a professional service. Oversight of repairs and more technical maintenance is outsourced to a third party. Wisely, the chapter also includes a line item in its semesterly budget for desired property enhancements.
Beta Phi’s adherence to the Fraternity’s recommended Operation and Condition Standards (OCS) enables them to effectively manage their PIKE House. Visit the link below to complete an assessment of how your chapter measures up to the operation and condition standards.
Apply today for the House of the Quarter and Improvement Project of the Year Award
Four House of the Quarter awards are granted every academic year with each winner receiving a $250 grant for maintenance and improvements, a plaque, and recognition in this newsletter. From the quarterly recipients, an overall winner is chosen for House of the Year. All winning groups will be mentioned together in an issue of the Shield & Diamond, however, the overall winner will be the main feature of the article, receive a trophy, and a $2,000 grant for property maintenance or improvements.
Improvement Project of the Year is one of Pi Kappa Alpha’s most unique awards. Whether your chapter has traditional housing, university residency, or only a chapter room or office, you are eligible for this award that recognizes the best improvement or renovation project to your house, chapter room, or fraternity environment. The winner of this award receives recognition in the Shield & Diamond, a trophy, and a $1,000 grant for maintenance or improvements. Applications for these awards are available online at the link below
Apply for House of the Quarter and Improvement Project of the Year
Last Chance to Register!
This year’s free gift is a Pi Kappa Alpha Welcomes You banner. Don’t let your chapter miss out; click the above link to register for International Work Day. Register your chapter before February 1, 2019 to receive all of the benefits available in the International Work Day program including:
- Pi Kappa Alpha Welcomes You banner
- Work Day Planning Kit
- Recognition in the Shield and Diamond
- Eligibility for seven Work Day Awards
- An improved house, alumni relations, and chapter pride!
Click on the link above for more details about Work Day and to register online now!
Apply for Smoke/Heat and/or Carbon Monoxide Detector Grants
The Fraternity offers a grant program to reimburse any chapter up to $100 for the purchase and proper installation of smoke and heat detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors in the chapter house.
Update your information
We encourage all house corporation officers to click on the link below and complete this basic form to update your contact information in the Memorial Headquarters membership database.