Recruitment (also known as fraternity “rush”) at Purdue is the process of joining a group in the Greek or cooperative housing system. Rushing a fraternity can be a life-changing experience, providing many benefits to members that would not otherwise be experienced during and after college. Rushing a fraternity is the first step in experiencing all that Greek Life has to offer.
Purdue has one of the largest Greek systems in the country, with about 5,000 undergraduate students involved in Greek life. Many of Purdue’s most influential and famous alumni were involved in Greek life while at Purdue, including Neil Armstrong, Orville Redenbacher and Drew Brees.
Pi Kappa Phi at Purdue was established on campus in 1922. Since then we have initiated more than 2,000 members and been influential in many campus events. In the last decade alone, Pi Kapps has been named the top fraternity at Purdue six times, been named a top chapter of Pi Kappa Phi in the nation four times, and won countless intramural titles.
Each semester, the Interfraternity Council (the governing body for fraternities) hosts a “Meet the Greeks” event on campus. In the fall semester, it’s typically held on Purdue’s Memorial Mall (rain location Purdue Armory). In the spring, it’s typically held in one of the ballrooms of the Purdue Memorial Union.
Afterwards, individual chapters host recruitment events (also known as “rush functions”) at their fraternity houses. While there, you should meet as many of the brothers that you can to learn about them and how the chapter operates.
If you or someone you know are interested in joining the legacy of Pi Kappa Phi, please fill out the form found here.