Every spring, Pi Kappa Alpha chapters and house corporations organize one day for students, alumni, parents, and guests to chip in and improve a chapter house and grounds.

All chapters that complete International Work Day and return the Work Day Completion Form will receive recognition in the Shield & Diamond, a plaque and eligibility to win International Work Day Awards!

To encourage groups to hold successful Work Day events, with the involvement of both alumni and students, The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity recognizes chapters with the below Work Day Awards.

For your chapter to qualify for any awards, you must complete the Work Day Completion Form and submit it to realestate@pikes.org along with before, during, and after photos of your event no later than June 30th each year.

Available Awards:

  • Alumni Participation Award. Awarded to the chapter that has the most alumni participants.
  • Manpower Award. Given to the chapter who spends the most man hours on their Work Day project. This calculation includes the hours of undergraduates, alumni, and guests.
  • Best Interior Project Award. Recognizes the chapter that completes the best interior project.
  • Best Exterior Project Award. Recognizes the chapter that completes the best exterior project.
  • Green Award. Given to the chapter that completes the best green project. A “green” project means implementing measures and practices that lead to your house being more environmentally friendly. Examples of green projects include but are not limited to timed light switches, energy efficient appliances, energy saving lightbulbs, and more.
  • Best Overall Work Day Award. Whether it be from one major project or a series of smaller ones, this award recognizes the chapter planned and executed the best overall event.
ResourceDownload
Work Day Planning KitDownload
International Work Day Sample ProjectsDownload
Work Day Completion Form (DOC)Download
Sherwin Williams Paint Guide and Color FormulasDownload
Home Depot/Behr Paint Guide and Color FormulasDownload
Frequently Asked QuestionsDownload
Work Day AwardsDownload

To be recognized, chapters must complete the Work Day Completion Form (Located in the table to the left) and submit it along with before, during, and after photos of your event.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact the Real Estate Department at (901) 748-1868 ext. 116 or pikehouse@pikes.org