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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity: History, Alumni & Must-See Details


Looking for information on Pi Kappa Alpha? You’ve come to the right place, my friend. We’ve got all of the details on the fraternity’s history, chapters, alumni, and of course, their affinity for throwing absolute bangers. So without further ado, let’s breakdown everything you need to know about Pi Kappa Alpha.

Pi Kappa Alpha Details

Letters: ΠΚΑ
Founded: March 1, 1868
Chapters: 220+
Members: over 275,000
Notable Alumni: Jimbo Fisher (Head Football Coach of Florida State), Pat Bowlen (Owner of Denver Broncos), Bobby Bowden (Former Head Football Coach of Florida State), Scott Van Pelt (SportsCenter Anchor), Jon Stewart (Former Host of The Daily Show), Jeremy Piven (Actor), Jim Parsons (Actor), Tim McGraw (Country Singer), S. Truett Cathy (Founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A).

Pi Kappa Alpha History

Pi Kappa Alpha was founded on March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia by Robertson Howard, Julian Edward Wood, James Benjamin Sclater Jr., Frederick Southgate Taylor, Littleton Waller Tazewell Bradford, and William Alexander. The fraternity expanded rapidly, as the second chapter was formed at Davidson College on March 1, 1869. With more and more chapters being established, Pi Kappa Alpha’s first official convention took place in December of 1874 in Richmond, Virginia.

As for their philanthropic efforts, the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation was founded in 1948. This foundation raises money for numerous causes, including scholarships, leadership programs, chapter house facilities, and honoring Pike members who died while serving in the military.

Pi Kappa Alpha Party Videos

Pi Kappa Alpha most definitely knows how to have a good time. Check out this rush video from their Arizona State chapter and two party videos from their Florida State chapter.

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