Pi Kappa Alpha

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Quick Facts:

  • Name: Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Greek Letters: ?KA
  • Chapter: Eta Alpha
  • Nicknames: Pike, Pika
  • Chapter GPA: 3.01
  • Established at Clemson: February 1, 1970
  • Received Pi Kappa Alpha’s top chapter award: An unprecedented 13 times.
  • Recent Accomplishments:
  • 2007 IFC Chapter of the Year
  • Special Olympics Outstanding Organization Award
  • National Fraternity House of the Quarter
  • Greek Flag Football Champions
  • Leadership: Current Student Body Vice President and IFC President.

Pi Kappa Alpha was founded March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia. First meeting held in Room 47, West Range, at U.VA. In attendence were Robertson Howard, Julian Edward Wood, James Benjamin Sclater, Jr., Frederick Southgate Taylor, Littleton Waller Tazewell (Bradford), and William Alexander. (Reference: "The History of Pi Kappa Alpha, Third Edition" by Freeman Hansford Hart, Pioneer Press, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 1964, page 12.)

Pi Kappa Alpha became the first nationally recognized chapter at Clemson University on February 1, 1970. Since then Pi Kappa Alpha has had a rich history at Clemson University. The Clemson Chapter has seen many years of success as being one of the top 3 chapters of Pike throughout all 200. The Smythe Award is the ultimate award given to top 5% of Pike Chapters. Over the last 4 decades, Eta Alpha has seen 13 Smythe Awards. Eta Alpha today thrives in the midst of the great campus at Clemson University.

Chapter Website: ClemsonPikes.com