Rush Information

Thanks for considering being a part of the UT fraternity system and for allowing us to introduce Pi Kappa Alpha (known as PIKE). 2022 marks Pike’s 102nd year on the UT campus. It’s a great time to be a Pike and be amongst the first new members to enjoy our new house as well.

rush leadership

(l-r) Jake Bleacher out of state rush lead and , rush co-chairs Walker Wright and Nathan Howard are excited about summer rush and building the next generation of Beta Mu men.

As with most fraternities at Texas, we recruit new members or “rush” in the summer for our traditional Fall pledge class. These pledge classes generally have 40-plus pledges, usually composed of freshmen students. Our summer activities traditionally include major “state rush” parties in Dallas, Houston and Austin over the course of the summer and Formal Rush takes place the first two weeks of school. Please let us know if you will be in Austin for orientation or any other reason this spring and summer. Texas Pike also usually has a smaller Spring rush for transferring students or those that weren’t ready for a fraternity during the first semester of college. Please check this website for calendar updates.

Pike has been on the UT campus since 1920 and we have initiated almost 3,000 men in our Chapter since our founding in Austin. You (and your families) should know we are completely committed to our incoming members by promoting four main characteristics: scholarship, leadership, being a gentlemen, and athletics. Pike offers an environment where one cannot only excel academically, but also make lifetime friends in a social setting. We take scholarship seriously. Our University-certified GPA places Pike well into the upper half of the 21 IFC fraternities on campus with an overall GPA of 3.54. And we also perform philanthropic volunteer services in our community.

And of course, Pike holds a number of great social events every year including our annual SWAMP party which is one of the most notable fraternity parties on campus the entire year, many mixers with sororities and of course functions like Friday burgers and basketball, and football tailgates and formals.

Being the second largest Fraternity in the nation, Pi Kappa Alpha provides a platform for future endeavors after your undergraduate years in the worlds of business, arts and sports. Our active alumni network involves men who are leaders in their fields ranging from the energy world to real estate development to private equity and investment managers to advertising to teaching and coaching to medicine to engineering and computer science to law.

Contact Rush Team

Contact our Rush Leadership

Walker Wright, State Co-Chair
Nathan Howard, State Co-Chair
Jake Bleacher, Out of State
Ethan Schackman, DFW
Jake Marshall, DFW
Matt Bradley, Houston
Ronny Gangwani, Out of State (Midwest)
Caden Dragoo, Digital On-line Lead

Rush Registration

If you are interested in participating in the rush process and learning more about Pike please register in our database below and a Rush Captain will be in contact with you.