The Purdue Greek community kicked off its spring recruitment period on Jan. 18 in the Purdue Memorial Union’s ballrooms.
Pi Kappa Phi, 330 N. Grant St., welcomed dozens of prospective members at its table in the Union. Those inquiring learned a little bit about what makes the chapter an award-winning fraternity through its programming and outreach programs.
Pi Kappa Phi is consistently among the top chapters in philanthropy, community service, academics, social events and leadership, both at Purdue and throughout the country.
Through their national outreach program, The Ability Experience (www.abilityexperience.org), fraternity members locally and nationally assist people with disabilities in a variety of ways. Local events include the 72-Hour David Feltner Memorial Bike a Thon, Arctoberfest, Second Chance Prom, War of Roses and Pi Kapp 100. Chapter members also volunteer regularly in the special needs classes at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Chapter members participate in national events, too, such as the Journey of Hope cross-country cycling ride each summer.
Chapter members achieve academically as well. In the Fall 2017, the 150-man chapter members achieved a 3.11 average GPA with 74 percent of them earning at least a 3.0.
Prospective new members and their parents should look through this website for chapter members’ various accomplishments and awards. Pi Kappa Phi strives to the be the campus leader in a variety of areas. We think you will like what you see.
New member recruitment events will be held 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapter house located across Grant Street from Purdue’s Grissom Hall on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of January. Those interested in receiving a bid – which is an invitation to new membership – are encouraged to start attending recruitment events as soon as, and as many as, possible. And then, many brothers to both learn about the chapter and to let them know your ongoing interest for new a membership bid (Pi Kappa Phi accepts approximately 1 out of every 10 interested in joining).
Questions? Contact recruitment chairman Joe Knue (pronounced KA-new) at firstname.lastname@example.org, 765/459-6245.
See photos of the Pi Kappa Phi table at Meet the Greeks: