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Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, greek-letter, college fraternity.
Pi Kappa Alpha was founded in 47 West Range at the University of Virginia on March 1, 1868. The Fraternity is composed of men who share similar ideals of friendship, truth, honor, and loyalty.
Six students are generally recognized as the Fraternity’s founders – Frederick Southgate Taylor, Robertson Howard, Julian Edward Wood, James Benjamin Sclater Jr., Littleton Waller Tazewell (Bradford) and William Alexander. Prior to enrolling at Virginia, at least two of the Founders saw action in the Civil War as young cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. While the chapter at Virginia is the Fraternity’s founding chapter, the longest continuously operating chapter is located at Rhodes College in Memphis.
The Fraternity is a chapter-based fraternal association. Undergraduate chapter delegates gather every two years to elect a board of directors and adopt policies for the benefit of the organization. The Fraternity’s translated name and ritual are secret – a tradition of most fraternities that goes back to the days when fraternities were outlawed on many campuses and members could be persecuted for their affiliation.
Pi Kappa Alpha experienced a period of tremendous growth in the 1980s largely thanks to its aggressive policy of expansion – adding new chapters to college campuses. By the end of that decade, the Fraternity was widely regarded as one of a handful of leading inter/national fraternities. To this day, Pi Kappa Alpha pledges and initiates more members on a per-chapter basis than any other fraternity.
Beginning in the late 1990s and continuing presently, Pi Kappa Alpha began a refocus on its values and how those values are communicated. Recent conventions have focused on the development of vision, mission and creed statements and have adopted innovative programs such as Pike University – the Fraternity’s leadership and educational programming arm. New alumni programs (e.g. Pike Loyal Order and the inCircle network) have also been launched in an effort to reconnect alumni both amongst themselves and with undergraduate chapters as mentors and advisors.
The Fraternity has grown to an international brotherhood composed of more than 200,000 initiated members, 200 chapters and 100 alumni associations. Pi Kappa Alpha, through its members, has donated millions of dollars to philanthropic causes and community organizations across North America. Pi Kappa Alpha’s vision is to “set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.”
Pi Kappa Alpha Secrets
It is about the bond of Brotherhood. If you make it to Active status you will learn the full meaning at initiation and beyond. By the way we don’t talk about it except to our own. So you shouldn’t either.
Greek letters, doesn’t really mean anything… except in greek. Usually frats and sororities use greek letters, hense going greek in college.
It is a secret, and part of the formation . . . actives get to learn about it.