The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was formed in 1905 in Rolla, Missouri. Through over 110 years of tradition, the fraternity has stayed faithful to its roots, despite the name of the university changing multiple times. Pi Kappa Alpha is the largest fraternity on campus, with around 150 members every year. Excelling in athletics, scholarship, and service, Alpha Kappa has remained one of the top Pike chapters in the nation for over a decade.
The men of Pi Kappa Alpha strive to be the best fraternity on campus, and have achieved significant success in their endeavors. Pikes have been intramural athletic champions for 16 of the past 17 years, and house varsity athletes from multiple sports. The average GPA of Pi Kappa Alpha is consistently above the all-men and all-Greek averages. Members are also highly encouraged to participate in multiple campus organizations outside of the house. The current chapter house was built in 2000, and an additional renovation in 2007 provided space for 104 members to live comfortably.
Beyond campus involvement, the fraternity members also give back to the community. Each year, Pikes provide over 10,000 hours of volunteer service in the Rolla and St. Louis areas. Philanthropy events such as the Pike Pig Roast and Up Til Dawn help raise money for organizations such as JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and St. Jude’s Research Center.