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.
The Omega Chapter at Purdue University currently sits at roughly 140 active members, with the spring 2015 pledge class officially putting us at 2,000 initiates.
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 5 in grades among all Purdue fraternities. This past semester it was announced that not only had Pi Kapp contributed the most philanthropy dollars and service hours of any fraternity, but that the chapter raised 68% of Purdue’s total fraternity fundraising.
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. 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 chapter has received 2 in the past 5 years.
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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