Pi Kappa Alpha

Pi Kappa Alpha was founded by six men in 1868 at the University of Virginia, "for the establishment of friendship on a firmer and more lasting basis." Since then, the fraternity’s membership has grown to over 210,000 initiated members and has representation at 215 colleges and universities throughout North America.

Chapter History

The Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was chartered at Wofford College by Robert Adger Smythe on February 23, 1891. The Chapter House was built in 1954 and serves as a location for social events, chapter meetings, and other gatherings. Several awards hang in the house, recognizing Nu Chapter's excellence throughout the Carolinas Region of Pi Kappa Alpha Chapters, as well as, amongst the other fraternities on Wofford's campus.

Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is a Greek letter, secret, college, social fraternity. It is composed of men who share similar ideals of friendship, truth, honor, and loyalty. The Fraternity's ideals are expressed in the written words and symbols of a secret ritual. These ideals and members' ability to maintain the visions of the Fraternity's founders are the great moral legacy of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Learn more at the Pi Kappa Alpha national website.


Currently, Nu chapter has 35 members. We strive to be scholars, athletes, and gentlemen, and demonstrate this by having a strong campus presence. Pikes are apart of the following organizations:

  • Athletics: Wofford Track and Field, Club Soccer, Club Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Wofford Weightlifting Club, Intramural Sports Referee Association
  • Scholarly: Pre-Law Society, James Atkins Fund, GermanClub, TA(Chemistry)
  • Spiritual: Canterbury Club, Catholic Terriers
  • Organizational: InterfraternityCouncil, ROTC


We also boast a strong alumni and professional network of over 800 alumni. During the past 5 years, we have had graduates continue their education at:

  • Quinnipiac Medical School
  • USC School of Law
  • USC Moore School of Business
  • The Medical University of South Carolina
  • Wake Forest University
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Vanderbilt University

Furthermore, our alumni in the past 5 years have begun their careers at these institutions:

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Merrill Lynch
  • JP Morgan & Chase
  • Horvath & Tremblay
  • Atlas Organics
  • PNC Financial Services
  • Bank of America
  • Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity


Our chapter also commits to philanthropic endeavors. Each year, we host a 3v3 basketball tournament, with tickets being sold to enter the contest. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind and their athletic program. We are fortunate enough to have fellow Nu chapter alumni Sam Hook ’72 to orchestrate and allow us to work with the school.