Fall recruitment (aka fraternity rush) will begin for the 39 fraternities and various cooperatives houses on the Sunday before school starts.
Prospective new members are encouraged to check out Pi Kappa Phi early in the process to ensure your best opportunity to be considered for a bid (aka invitation to membership).
Below you will find the Pi Kappa Phi Fall recruitment schedule:
The events, unless otherwise noted, run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 330 N. Grant St., across the street from Purdue’s Grissom Hall (which is located just north of the Purdue Memorial Union and just south of Knoy Hall of Technology).
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-6 p.m., “Meet the Greeks,” an all fraternity/cooperatives, Krach Leadership Center north lawn on Jischke Drive (rain location: Purdue Armory).
Sunday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m., during the tail end and after Meet the Greeks
Monday, Aug. 20, BW3 food
Tuesday, Aug. 21, Steaks ‘n Stogies
Wednesday, Aug. 22, Cookout
Thursday, Aug. 23, World of Pi Kappa Phi I, go from room to room at the house to learn about what makes Pi Kappa Phi an award-winning chapter. Learn about academics, the Ability Experience, new member education, etc.
Monday, Aug. 27, The Ability Experience. Hear firsthand what the chapter does to assist people with disabilities through its multilayered programming. Learn about volunteering at a local high school special needs class, the Journey of Hope, David Feltner Memorial Bike a Thon, Arctoberfest, War of Roses and Pi Kapp 100.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, Jimmy Johns
Tuesday, Sept. 4, World of Pi Kappa Phi II, Round 2 going from room to room learning about chapter activities and expectations.
Thursday, Sept. 6, Bid Dinner, by invitation only
New Member Education Beginning
Sunday, Sept. 9, New Member Retreat, bid accepts only, off-campus, time TBA
If you are interested in new member recruitment and have further questions, contact our Recruitment Chairman Davis Hensley or fill out a form here.
• Davis Hensley
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
All Events are the chapter house at 330 N Grant St. Unless otherwise stated. Food will also be available at all events. Please note that events and times are subject to change, so check back in often to make sure of times.
Please note: Fraternity recruitment (aka “rush”) can be very competitive, depending on the chapter. For example, Pi Kappa Phi had more than 400 men seek one of 30 bids last fall and more than 200 seek one of 15 bids in the spring. Not all of Purdue’s 39 recognized fraternities will see that level of interest. Also, there are fraternities that recruit by major – most notably engineering or agriculture. Others recruit by faith tradition. Some may focus their recruitment efforts focused on academics or social. And others may not have any particular emphasis.
Pi Kappa Phi focuses on a rounded man and those who possess servant leadership. We are consistently in the Top 5 in size, grades, fund-raising and service hours. We have three primary themes we emphacize. They include
• Outreach: Top philanthropic chapter at Purdue, campus/community servant leadership, leaders in service hours/fund-raising.
• Opportunity: No. 2 in fall, No. 5 in spring in fraternity grades (among 39 chapters), second largest fraternity at Purdue, the Ability Experience national outreach.
• Growth: Campus involvement with BGR, IFC, PUDM, Student Government, etc., servant leadership, exceptional programming.