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President’s Letter

Welcome to the University of Texas at Austin Pi Kappa Alpha (Beta Mu chapter) website.

As Texas Pikes close out the 2018-19 academic year and move into summer we reflect on another year of brotherhood, service and accomplishment, highlighted by the 2018 celebration of the Pike International Fraternity’s 150th anniversary.

We are pleased to welcome 37 new members over the past year to Pike. Our pledge classes hail from many Texas communities as well as California, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and this year included London and Singapore. At Pike’s 150th Convention in Richmond in last summer our chapter received numerous awards including the Orians Chapter Excellence Award — for the sixth successive year — given to only 20 top performing national chapters, Pike Scholarship Award and Pike University awards. Our Alumni Advisory Board was recognized as one of the top 20 national operating boards for the sixth consecutive year. We anticipate earning similar top performing chapter recognition at the August 2019 Pike Academy in Memphis.

Pike’s academic standards remain high with an active members’ average GPA of 3.19 (Fall 2018 university records) tying Pike with five other fellow UT fraternities in the 3.1 range of the 25 UT fraternities. Pike proudly engages in community service projects in Austin and on The 40 Acres. In recent past school years we’ve hosted, in concert with sorority co-sponsors, a pancake supper benefiting Austin’s Safe Alliance and a fundraising pizza dinner benefiting the Austin Fire Department’s foundation and Autism Speaks. Pikes have also volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank, a Boy Scout corporate skeet shoot fundraiser and helped raise money through the Texas IFC’s Movember men’s cancer research project and Round Up Weekend which benefited the B+Positive Foundation for pediatric cancer research. We’re pleased that Pike’s Landon Hackley served as Vice President, Philanthropy with the Texas Interfraternity Council, completing his term in January 2019.

On the spring social front, our brothers enjoyed a terrific series of events including the Pikes Peak winter party, Round-Up Weekend, and Spring Formal, along with many smaller mixers and gatherings. Our Moms and Dads Clubs joined us in March and April for fun weekends in the spring as well.

The Beta Mu alumni capital campaign continues to progress with $4.3 million in commitments towards a $5 million goal that should be reached by year-end 2019. We are very pleased that the new Pike house construction will begin this summer and we have made plans for a full year of fraternity activities focused on brotherhood, academics, athletics, philanthropy, campus participation and of course a fun social schedule despite the temporary dislocation of our longtime home base at 2400 Leon. Join us in following the progress of the new house construction project in the year ahead.

In 2019 Beta Mu celebrates her 99th year of continuous operation at the University of Texas. There has never been a time to have more pride in being an active or alumnus of Pi Kappa Alpha. We encourage Pikes, parents, and friends to visit when in Austin.

Respectfully,

Tommy Waun ’17

President, Texas Pikes

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