Renderings of New Pike House, viewed from Leon Street. Construction will take place from Summer 2019 to August 2020.

The Beta Mu chapter house at 2400 Leon Street has been a home away from home for more than 1800 of Beta Mu’s 3,000 initiates. Since 1952, it has served as a living and learning center for our members, but as fraternal competition has increased and students’ needs have evolved, Pike must rebuild and renew the facility. As they did in the 1950s, alumni must again step forward to fund the new house, preparing Beta Mu Chapter of Pi Ka A for another century at The University of Texas. Join us as the financial campaign concludes in July 2020.

– John Rathmell ’76, Campaign Chairman

As we celebrate Beta Mu’s 100-year anniversary in 2020, we, the alumni, turn our attention to completing a modern, safe and competitive home for our fraternity, refreshing 2400 Leon for the new Beta Mu century. We are pleased that construction commenced on June 1, 2019, for the new Pike House and soon concludes in summer 2020.

Together with our active members, the volunteer leadership of the Beta Mu Building Corp (Bert Dement ‘66 president), the House Campaign Committee (John Rathmell ‘76 chairman and Tom Peel ’73 is managing the Era and Pledge Class Leader fundraising programs) and the Alumni Advisory Board (Russ Keene ’80 chairman, Doug Phelan ’65 vice chairman) are committed to this major undertaking with the help of dedicated alumni donors.

The new Centennial House project is being closely managed by the Beta Mu Building Corp Board of Directors.  Recently elected to new one year terms are: Bert Dement ’66, president; Russ Keene ’80, first vice president; Doug Phelan ’65, second vice president; Dr. Jim Shaw ’84, treasurer; Cinco Cocke ’80; Steve Dunn ’77; Mack Gibson ’67; Dow Hickam ’65; Aaron Motsinger ’09; George Neill ’65; John Scofield ’76; and, Don Flournoy ’66, Chairman Emerti.

The support of our alumni and the Pike family has been generous to date, and we invite final commitments and gifts through July 2020 to complete the campaign. The commitment we make today cannot be underestimated—it will have a far-reaching effect on the lives of our brothers for years to come.

As we enter the final months of the campaign, we have already received commitments of more than $4 million towards our $5 million goal. The new house will be delivered in August 2020 at which time the re-dedication will mark Beta Mu’s 100th year at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information on the Centennial Campaign for Texas Pikes please send a note to

Pike House Campaign Goal

Era leaders and class leaders are contacting brothers to discuss the campaign and seek commitments to complete the $5 million goal in fall 2019.


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Once a Pike, Always a Pike

2020 marks Beta Mu’s 100th year in Austin. The active chapter appreciates the ongoing support of Beta Mu Alumni in maintaining a strong Beta Mu Chapter. The time, treasure and talent that our loyal Alums provide is invaluable to maintaining Pike’s place as a top fraternity at UT.

The Alumni Advisory Board’s good work is appreciated. The board has expanded to include 21 men from throughout Texas. Thanks to Alumni Advisory Board Chairman Russ Keene ’80, Cody Armbrister ‘97, Chris Bean ’83, Marquez Bela ’94, Steve Dunn ‘73, Marcus Fettinger ’07, Steve Glasgow ‘82, Todd Hasie ‘81, Preston Huffington ’04, Jon Jones ’77, Gianni LaBarba ‘96, Wayne Lott ’70, Jay Messer ’69, Aaron Motsinger ’07, Connor Mowles ’07, Bill Peterson ’80, Jon Saperstein ‘07, John Scofield ’75, Jon Strieby ‘97, Jimmy Walsdorf ‘82, Barrett Wood ’98, Ken Womack ’81, and Lee Zieben ‘95. Participation is voluntary and alums are invited to serve.

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