Our Purpose

Pi Kappa Alpha establishes lifelong friendships and develops men to positively transform its members and communities.

Our Preamble

“For the establishment of friendship on a firmer and more lasting basis;

for the promotion of brotherly love and kind feeling;

for the mutual benefit and advancement of the interests of those with whom we sympathize and deem worthy of our regard;

We have resolved to form a fraternity, believing that, thus we can most successfully accomplish our object.”




As we Reimagine Fraternity, we are reexamining our core purpose as a historic — yet relevant and contemporary — fraternity and the value we offer to our brothers and the broader community. This long-term commitment to setting a new standard of ambition, accountability, and inclusion for ourselves and all fraternities implores us to consider why PIKE exists, what we stand for, and who we want to be in the world. This new purpose, part of our refounding journey, is a work in progress, and we are eagerly and urgently tending to that work. Yet even as we reflect on that, what it means to be a True Pike endures.

The True Pike

As members of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, we commit ourselves to uphold the values taught in our Ritual and restated in our mission, vision and creed. The True Pike is committed to a life of caring for others as he cares for himself. In pursuit of that ideal, I reaffirm my commitment…

To Myself

  • to practice academic integrity and strive for academic achievement
  • to meet all of my financial obligations on time
  • to preserve a sound mind and body, rejecting abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • to pursue my career goals zealously, but with integrity
  • to promote brotherly love and kind feeling, nurturing my friendships
  • to dedicate myself to my family, my faith, and pursuit of the truth.

To My Brothers

  • to challenge all brothers to uphold this code and hold accountable those who do not
  • to respect the dignity of all; not to tolerate physical or mental abuse of any human being
  • to seek and fulfill leadership roles and participate energetically in Fraternity activities
  • to encourage my chapter to establish and enforce rigorous academic standards
  • to urge my chapter not to tolerate abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • to actively recruit new members who I believe will uphold the Fraternity’s values
  • to participate enthusiastically in an education program to inculcate our values

To My Fraternity

  • to ensure that my conduct at all events and activities reflects Pi Kappa Alpha in a positive light
  • to reach out to brothers beyond my own chapter; and welcome those who reach out to me
  • to participate actively in Fraternity sponsored educational and leadership conferences
  • to volunteer my time as an alumnus to an area chapter or alumni association or to the Fraternity
  • to provide financial support for the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation
  • to respect the Fraternity’s property and symbols
  • to leave the Fraternity and my chapter better than they were when I arrived

Fraternity Statements

ResourceCategory Download
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity StandardsThe Fraternity StandardsDownload
Resolution on Year Round Recruitment Position StatementsDownload
Resolution against the use of Recruitment RestrictionsPosition Statements Download
Resolution on Open ExpansionPosition StatementsDownload
Position in Support of Continuing Education for the Prevention of Sexual AssaultPosition Statements Download
Position on The Fraternity StandardsPosition Statements Download
Resolution on Brand StandardsPosition Statements Download
Resolution on Use of RitualPosition Statements Download
Resolution against indemnifying a School for its own NegligencePosition StatementsDownload
Good Samaritan Position StatementPosition StatementsDownload
Chapter Position Statement on HazingPosition Statements Download
Council Position on Diversity & InclusionPosition StatementsDownload
Relationship between the Fraternity and the ChapterRelationship StatementsDownload
Relationship between the Chapter and the MemberRelationship Statements Download

To My Community

  • to protect the health and safety of others
  • to participate in campus activities, and stay involved with my alma mater beyond my graduation
  • to foster good relationships with the University faculty and administration
  • to serve my community through participation in civic organizations and events
  • Only by so doing, can I fulfill my commitment to Pi Kappa Alpha and be worthy to count myself a True Pike.