One of the keys to Pi Kappa Phi’s strong legacy at Purdue has been our ongoing alumni support. Omega alumni have supported the chapter not only financially, but also with their time and talents. The Omega Chapter is looked over by a dedicated board of alumni and passionate housing corporation.
At the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester, the chapter had 152 members, third most among Purdue’s 41 fraternities. Pi Kappa Phi was No. 1 in fund-raising dollars with $84,828 (more than 2.5 times the closest competitor), No. 1 in service hours (6,943, more than three times the closest competitor) and No. 4 in grades with an average 3.18 GPA. A total of 10 members had a 4.0 GPA while 58 members were on the dean’s list or earned semester honors. And 101 members attained a 3.0 GPA or higher.
After the spring 2018 initiation Omega has had 2,145 members, third best among all Pi Kappa Phi chapters.
In 2019, we received the R.B. Stewart award for excellence, an award reserved for the top IFC chapter at Purdue. This marked the 9th time in 12 years the chapter has received this prestigious award. Along with this we have received the founders award for being a top chapter nationally within Pi Kappa Phi numerous times within the last few years.
Also in 2019, the Purdue chapter received an North America Interfraternity Conference Award of Distinction as one of the top five chapters in the nation (among all fraternities, not just Pi Kappa Phi).
The chapter has actively worked hard to earn its award winning status. Pi Kapps has been consistently ranked Top 10 in grades among all Purdue fraternities.
The Omega chapter also continues to actively give back to the community. In 2017, Omega became the first chapter ever to have double-digit riders three consecutive years for the Journey of Hope, a summer-long, cross-country ride for The Ability Experience. Since 1991, the chapter has had 83 riders and crew in the national event.
Since 2008, we also have brothers volunteer in the special needs classrooms of Lafayette-Jefferson high school. This paired with our annual events such as the Arktoberfest, halloween party for local adults with disabilities, a Spring Prom for people with disabilities, War of Roses, and the David R. Feltner Memorial Bike-A-Thon allow us to proudly call our brothers campus leaders in service.
Mr. Pi Kappa Phi
Few chapters find themselves fortunate enough to have an alumni brother awarded Mr. Pi Kappa Phi, the highest award bestowed nationally upon a Pi Kapp. The Omega alumni to win the award were Greg Linder in 2013 and David Lane in 2015.
David Lane (2015)
David (Omega 835) has served as president of Pi Kapp Properties, was national president during the 2004 centennial, and headed the Omega chapter’s fund-raising efforts for rebuilding the house after the 1987 fire.
Gregory Linder (2013)
Greg (Omega 951) also served on the chapter housing and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the house during the late ’80s. He also served for more than 25 years on the board of directors for Pi Kapp Properties.
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