Our History

Fast Facts

Pi Kappa Alpha

  • The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded Sunday Evening March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia.
  • Pi Kappa Alpha or nicknamed PIKE for short. Members are known as Pikes.
  • Over 280,000 members initiated worldwide and currently over 16,000 undergraduate members.

Our Chapter

  • The Alpha Kappa Chapter was founded November 28, 1905 at what was then known as the Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy (now Missouri S&T).
  • For more information on our chapter, check out our Kapers page here.

Chapter Awards

  • 26 time Robert Adger Smythe Award winners. An award only given to what is considered the top 10% of PIKE chapters, second most all-time in Pi Kappa Alpha history with over 220 chapters worldwide.

Our Values

Our Mission

Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.

Our Vision

Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.

Our Creed

We believe in the importance of virtue and commit to living the values of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. We recognize that truth is the foundation of all lasting association, and we will seek wisdom and knowledge while serving others in modesty and dignity.

Recalling that Pi Kappa Alpha is a lifelong commitment, I therefore reaffirm to live my life with honor and courage seeking the inherent worth in each person I meet; to accept all brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha in love and friendship; and to serve my faith, my family, my community, my alma mater, and my Fraternity.

Only then, by living these virtues, will we realize our fullest potential.

"For the establishment of friendship on a firmer and more lasting basis; for the promotion of brotherly love and kind feeling; for the mutual benefit and advancement of the interests of those with whom we sympathize and deem worthy of our regard; We have resolved to form a fraternity, believing that, thus we can most successfully accomplish our object."