Cornell PIKE

Beta Theta Chapter at Cornell University

Welcome to the Beta Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) at Cornell University. Explore our site to learn more about this wonderful group of men!

PIKE Spring Formal 2017

President’s Welcome Message

Ben Kermisch Class of 2019

Ben Kermisch
Class of 2019

Welcome to the Beta Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Cornell! We are thrilled that you have taken the time to look at our website. Pi Kappa Alpha recolonized at Cornell in spring 2013, giving seventy-six men the opportunity to create the ideal fraternity experience.  The brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha seek excellence in everything they do. They are the leaders of the future, and I am proud to call each and every one of them my brother. Being a PIKE is more than just being a member of a fraternity. It is a chance to form life long bonds of unity and friendships. With intramural sports, mixers, date nights, philanthropic events, community service opportunities, and brotherhood events, Pi Kappa Alpha’s calendar is always overflowing with exciting things to do. Not only do we encourage you be involved with PIKE, but we also encourage you to pursue other activities on campus to get the most from your Cornell experience.

PIKE Celebrates 100 Years at Cornell

Our Centennial celebration occurred during Cornell’s 2017 Homecoming weekend (October 20th – 22nd) with more than 150 alumni returning to campus to partake in the festivities. For the active brothers, it was an incredible experience to hear all of the stories, traditions, and experiences that have given our chapter a rich and vibrant history over the past 100 years.

The weekend was a huge success, filled with memories, laughter, and good times had by all. We look forward to making the next 100 years even better than the last!

Fall 2017 Philanthropy: Pi Cocoa Alpha Movember

November was philanthropy month for our chapter. In an annual tradition, a number of brothers participated in the Movember Foundation's moustache growing event called "Movember." The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men's health. Brothers raised over $500 to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health.

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In addition, we held an on-campus philanthropy event on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th, with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Association of Tompkins County. Brothers braved the frigid cold and set up shop on Ho Plaza with gallons of rich hot chocolate and, of course, whipped cream. The event was a resounding success, raising over $500 and warming scores of Cornellians in the process.

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