Thanks for considering being a part of the UT fraternity system and for allowing us to introduce Pi Kappa Alpha (known as PIKE). 2020 marks Pike’s 100th year on the UT campus. We are celebrating our Centennial all year – it’s a great time to be a Pike and be amongst the first new members to enjoy our new house as well.
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. With COVID-19 canceling traditional weekly UT freshman orientations, please let us know if you will be in Austin for any reason and let us introduce ourselves to you and your family. 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 in the upper one-third of the 23 IFC fraternities on campus with an overall GPA of 3.3. 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.