About Texas Pikes

Pike was founded at U.T.- Austin in 1920. We have experienced years of tradition as a social fraternity engaging in leadership activities and athletics while stressing academic achievement. As with other clubs and membership organizations in a large university setting, being a part of Pike enhances the undergraduate experience while building lifelong friendships.

  • Pike founded at The University of Virginia in 1868. In 2018 we celebrated Pike’s 150th Anniversary of founding!
  • International Fraternity has 240 Chapters with more than 280,000 Members initiated.
  • Beta Mu Chapter, University of Texas was founded in 1920; we will mark our Centennial presence at Texas with an August 2020 new Chapter House Grand Opening.
  • Beta Mu Chapter has Initiated 3,000 Members since its founding, making it the 6th largest Chapter in all Pi Kappa Alpha in terms of total initiates.
  • Beta Mu Chapter has 125 Active Members.
  • Beta Mu is also the 8th largest active undergraduate Pike Chapter today based on 2018 membership.
  • Beta Mu Chapter supports a number of philanthropies including Dell Children’s Hospital, the Boy Scouts and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, amongst others.

2018-2019 Officers and Hometowns:

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Richard Sherwood

President

Tyler

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Greg Taylor

External Vice President

Clinton, NJ

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Nathan McDermid

Internal Vice President

Austin

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Max Gaynor

Social Co-Chairman

Austin

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Connor Laird

Social Co-Chairman

Austin

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Austin Spingarn

Treasurer

Miami, FL

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Grant Astin

Secretary

Philadelphia, PA

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Jack Roberts

Sergeant at Arms

Austin

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Quincy Lee

Philanthropy Chairman

Singapore

Texas Pikes Philanthropy Support

Volunteerism, philanthropy and community service are important values to Pi Kappa Alpha. Each pledge class has volunteer hour goals, and the entire chapter endeavors to raise money throughout the year for meaningful charities and causes.

Volunteer Man Hours: 2,000
Raised: $20,000.00

In 2020 thus far we’ve held a canned food drive benefitting the UT’s Outpost student food pantry; supported the Texas Exes’ neighborhood empowerment service day “The Project,” restoring a Baptist Church in a blighted Austin neighborhood; and, we delivered lunch as a gesture of thanks to the UT Austin Police Department during the spring Covid-19 incident.

In recent years our community service has also supported these organizations: A E Phi/ZBT’s childhood cancer research basketball tourney; Austin Firefighters Foundation; Autism Speaks; The B+Positive Foundation; Boy Scouts of America Charity Skeet Shoot staffing roles; Dell Children’s Cancer Center – Texas Thon Pancake Suppers and Dance Contest; Movember men’s cancer research initiative; SafePlace; Sharing America’s Marrow leukemia/bone marrow match; Sigma Chi Fight Night; assisting in set up and break down of the state’s largest charity garage sale for The Settlement Home of Austin; an evening profit dedicated to Pike’s Trudeau Cycle for Life Cancer Research by Chipotle; and, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority’s Pink Ribbon Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Texas Pike is a high performing chapter, consistently winning numerous awards from the International Pike Fraternity at summer conventions. Beta Mu has earned the prestigious Raymond L. Orians Award and our Alumni Advisory Board has been named Board of the Year, both highest awards recognizing the chapter operations and our alumni programming, for six years running.