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 spring 2017 semester, the chapter had 167 members, the second most among Purdue’s 38 fraternities. Pi Kappa Phi was No. 4 in fund-raising dollars with $14,509 and No. 9 in grades with an average 3.11 GPA.
After the spring 2017 initiation Omega has had 2,036 members, third best among all Pi Kappa Phi chapters.
In 2016 we received the R.B. Stewart award for excellence, an award reserved for the top IFC chapter at Purdue. This marked the 7th time in 9 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.
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 recent years we have set the record for most Journey of Hope Riders, getting 10+ Pi Alphas the past 3 summers (67 overall). In 2017, Omega became the first chapter ever to have double-digit riders three consecutive years.
We also have brothers who volunteer every morning 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 lucky 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 housing corp in 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 over 25 years on the board of directors for Pi Kapp Properties.
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