About Us

Pi Kappa Alpha was founded in Room 47 West Range at the University of Virginia in 1868. Since then, it’s developed into an international brotherhood and become one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world.

How? It’s simple. Pi Kappa Alpha has remained dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, success and high moral character, and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.


Pi Kappa Alpha is composed of more than 275,000 lifetime members, 220 chapters and 150 alumni associations in North America. In the last 10 years, PIKE membership grew by 51% and maintains the largest average chapter size of North American fraternities. Between 2014 and 2016, Pikes raised over $4.5 million and contributed 600,000+ hours in community service.


The Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation

  • Founded in 1948 as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization for charitable, literary & educational purposes
  • Provides funding to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity & its chapters for Pike University leadership programs, academic scholarships & chapter house facilities

PIKE University

  • North America’s premier fraternal leadership program
  • Administers Pi Kappa Alpha’s leadership & educational programming through various international and regional conferences throughout the year
  • Grants more than $100,000 in Pike University scholarships each year




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

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