Rush Pi Kapp
Rush Pi Kapp
The focus of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is first and foremost academics. Within the past two years, Nu Chapter alumni have gone on to attend grad school at Harvard, Stanford, UCSB, UNL and UNMC. Other graduates have begun careers in Journalism writing for the Oregonian, or in civil service through Teach For America. Although our chapter has a strong history of Pre-Med, Engineering and Pre-Law students, the men of Nu chapter have diverse majors ranging from Music Education to Computer Science.
Our Chapter upholds a minimum 2.7 GPA, which is higher than both the IFC requirement and Pi Kappa Phi’s national requirements. With the combination of required study hours for new members, mentoring and test files that our chapter offers, we firmly believe that every member of Pi Kappa Phi has the opportunities necessary to excel academically.
Since Nu Chapter's recharter in 2009, our members have consistantly held cumulative GPAs placing us in the top 10 fraternities on campus for grades.
In 1977, Durward Owen and Thomas Sayre founded "PUSH America" a philanthropy organization that raises money and awareness for children and families with disabilities.
In 2014 the name was changed to "The Ability Experience." Today, through our very own philanthropic organization, we continue to raise money and awareness for children and their families with disabilities.
Nu Chapter participates in both National and local philanthropic events. Locally, we participate in TOPS soccer on a weekly basis, while nationally we have had several members participate in Journey of Hope, a bike trek across America that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each summer.
We continue to raise thousands of dollars each semester through a variety of events, most notably our spring concert.
Pi Kappa Phi offers a multitude of scholarships at the national level. Associate and initiated members of Nu chapter are encouraged to apply. In addition to these national opportunities, Nu chapter its self offers scholarships to the associate and active members with the highest semester GPA, as well as to any member that receives a 4.0 GPA.
College is a difficult and stressful time in a young man's life. The support that membership in Pi Kappa Phi offers is proven to make the transitions between high school and college easier.
New members participate in a weekly New Member Education program, in which they are taught the important resources the fraternity and college has to offer, along with the history of Pi Kappa Phi. New member education, along with receiving a Big Brother early on in pledging provides the strong brotherhood support that we believe so strongly in.
Pi Kappa Phi has weekly brotherhood events ranging from movie nights to paintball outings, to one of our several offered competitive/coed intramurals.
The men of Pi Kappa Phi are “Leaders By Choice.” Our fraternity has no shortage of leadership opportunities. Members of Pi Kappa Phi have also used the fraternity as a basis for campus wide leadership positions.
A member of Pi Kapp held the Interfraternal Council’s presidency for nine consecutive semesters from Spring 2011-2017. Currently, brother Justin Vick is IFC's Treasurer.
Pi Kapp’s have also been involved with student government, in campus media and a number of RSO’s, most notably The World Energy Project.
Pi Kappa Phi is a social fraternity, and our social life provides a great way to unwind from school, while meeting other members of the greek community.
We schedule weekly mixers with nearly every sorority on campus, along with regular four house events, (2 fraternity, 2 sorority), each semester. Each semester we also have at least one formal, at venues from Lincoln to Kansas City, along with one-two themed semi-formals.
Tailgating is a proud tradition of any Husker, and Pi Kappa Phi holds that tradition true with a tailgate house on Charleston street.