Pi Kappa Phi will have three events during the second week of new member recruitment including one focused on its award-winning philanthropy.
Events of Week 2 start with one on Monday night (rescheduled from Sunday) at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 330 N. Grant St.
Then on Tuesday, potential new members can learn about how the chapter supports people with disabilities through The Ability Experience. It (abilityexperience.org) is the national fraternity outreach project raising money and awareness for disabled.
The Purdue chapter emphasizes servant leadership like no other Greek organization on campus through its Ability Experience programming. Events during the year include:
- Ability Experience Week with the David R. Feltner 72-Hour Memorial Bike a Thon during homecoming week (this year from Sept. 18 to 23).
- Special needs classroom support each school day during the fall and spring semesters at Lafayette Jefferson High School.
- Arctoberfest, a Halloween-themed costume party where chapter members interact with clients of the Arc of Tippecanoe, serving local community members with disabilities (not yet scheduled). Carnival games and dancing are included.
- War of Roses Week in the spring with a disability dinner and various races leading up to a sorority-wide talent show (not yet scheduled).
- The Pi Kapp 100, a 100-kilometer cycling trip from Zionsville to the Purdue campus, in the spring (April 14, 2018) during Moms Day.
- Pi Kapp/Best Buddies Second Chance Prom for people with disabilities in the spring (not yet scheduled).
- National programming opportunities such as the Journey of Hope, a summer cross-county cycling trip, and Ability Camp, regional opportunities to assist with maintenance and building projects at camps for people with disabilities, are available. The Purdue chapter has sent 10 or more Journey of Hope riders on the cycling trip for three consecutive years, the first time any chapter nationally has done such.
Then on Thursday, Aug. 31, the final rush function of the week will have Hotbox Pizza served as potential members are asked to visit brothers’ rooms throughout the fraternity house.
Those interested in attending the events are welcome to walk up to the registration table on the front lawn or at the main entranceway off Grant Street.
You can contact the following brothers if you have questions or need a ride:
• Hunter Day, recruitment chairman, 317.491.7309
• Nate Grabner, asst. recruitment chairman, 260.433.8254
• Davis Hensley, asst. recruitment chairman, 317.735.5478
• Blake Cobb, data coordinator, 949.226.3073
• Chad Hellan, chapter president, 602.515.7972
You can also email the recruitment team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is very important that anyone new who is interested in potentially receiving a bid this fall that they attend events as soon as possible. The chapter has already had 18 accepted bids for the fall class.
Those interested in seeing photos of previous Ability Experience programming are invited to click on the “photo gallery” as see what Pi Kapps did in 2016-17.
See videos to be shown at The Ability Experience recruitment event here: