| Pi Kappa Alpha
|| 1868 at the University of Virginia
|| Iota Lambda
|| "Once a Pike, Always a Pike"
|| Oak Tree
Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as Pike, is a national fraternity founded in 1868, and at Columbia in 1990. The national fraternity has over 220 chapters and colonies and over 250,000 lifetime initiates in North America.
Pi Kappa Alpha selects potential brothers based on the criteria of "Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, and Gentlemen" or S.L.A.G., aiming to find candidates who exemplify these traits. Pikes are active within the Columbia community in student council, debate, rugby, crew, intramural sports, a cappella, squash, and more.
- Hosts the annual Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life fundraiser to raise money for blood cancer research
- Raised over $12,000 (most on campus) for the American Cancer Society's 2012 Relay for Life through donations and co-hosting a basketball tournament with KDR
- Brothers annually volunteer to clean up Riverside/Morningside Park
2011-12 Academic Year
- Most Improved Chapter Award
- ALPHA Standards of Excellence Five Stars
- Community Involvement Award
- Greek Man of the Year
- Order of Omega Community Service Award
- Tom Kitt, CC '96 - Composer of score for the musical Next to Normal, winning 2 Tony awards and was co-winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- Tom Forman, CC '95 - Co-creator of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and winner of 3 Primetime Emmys
- Allen Ginsberg once lived in the fraternity's former brownstone, before the organization moved in (and then out).