3 Brothers on a Journey

So 3 of our brothers, Josh Rychtarczyk, Ian Fong, and Greg Howe have the chance of a lifetime, studying abroad in Sweden! 2 of them even got scholarships to go. Wish them luck as they spend a whole quarter away from us. You might get some feed on what they are up to if you check out Ian and Greg’s pics on instagram @perspectivejazz and @ilivesimply! Good luck guys! Have an awesome time.

In the bonds of Brotherhood

It’s been a while since we’ve given you an update on us and our Beta Iota Associates so, here it is.

First thing to really update you guys on is that this saturday is our Pike Winter Work Day! We a really looking forward improving our grounds with the help of the associates and alumni that come out. Keep an eye out that day to see some of the projects we’ll be doing around the grounds. Also keep an eye out for the #BIAssociates projects and updates

Next week the Beta Iotas will be serenading the ladies of Rose-Hulman and the Ladies of the ISU Sororities to get them excited for the Associate Party on Saturday! Keep an eye out for them, it is on good authority that they are sure to knock socks off.

Last thing to catch you up to speed up on is that our Associates, the Beta Iotas are come near the end of their process and still have got so much to do. They would really appreciate the support. Post some comments or just give them a shootout on our Facebook or twitter page!


Tonight we welcomed the Beta Iota class as brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity! What better way to celebrate than grillin premium steak at Sam’s Steakhouse! We’d say more about how much we love this moment but…we’re gonna eat! Congrats Beta Iotas. Welcome.

Here’s to 26 years of Pike Iota Delta

A perfect throwback thursday! This place has officially been promoting the growth some of Rose-Hulman’s finest men for over a quarter of a decade!
The photo in the center is the day our house opened.
The photo at the top left, a picture from a past banquet! This weekend we’ll be enjoying ours with the New Beta Iota class! Keep and eye out for pics from that.
The other photos are just for enjoyment

Happy Holidays!

We hope that during this break from school or work or whatever you may be doing, you can take some time reflect on the life that you have had the opportunity share with others. Hopefully, get joy from the brighter side of this year and remember lessons learned from the darker side of it. For us at PiKA ΙΔ we are super happy to have been able to share our year with brothers, and alumnus, and look forward to more. It has also been such a great time having the ability to create memories at Rose with all the students, and homework there. (Haha ) Of course on the flip side we also are happy to have learn from the harder parts of the year that actually do include things like school, work, and life in general. So in Conclusion Happy Holiday’s, and a Happy New Year from the Men of Pi Kappa Alpha Iota Delta. Hope you’re feeling the love, and if you’re were not, hope you are now!

Never Stop Serving the Community

IMG_0795      This weekend Pi Kappa Alpha Iota Delta showed how it cares for the Terre Haute Community with 2 days of service in a row. First we helped serve in the annual event Bikes for Tykes, a great service event where Rose Hulman students have the opportunity to put ourselves to use. We put together over 200 bikes for kids around the community! Most of us remember having a bike as kids and remember how useful and fun it was, before we had cars. Because of Bikes for Tykes these kids might have the chance experience the same joys as most of us did. Its was a lot of fun and we had a lot of us show up, like we always do!


The second Community event we had 10 of our guys went with 70 other members of Rose Greek life to the Terre Haute event, Shop with a Cop, where Terre Haute’s Fraternal Order of Police raised money for over 100 families to have $100 per child to shop for gifts and clothes for their christmas. After shopping with them for an hour or so we got to know some of the kids and parents, and really generate a nice bond. For everyone of us it was our second early morning community service event, and we’d do it again!

Associate’s Retreat

Tonight is the Beta Iota Associate retreat! On this awesome night the associates will bond not only with each other but with the current brothers of Iota Delta. We look forward to when they too will be standing telling stories to the next class of associates as brothers.

Pike Sponsors Dr. Jim Melsa at Rose-Hulman

Iota Delta chapter isproud to sponsor Dr. Jim Melsa as he presents tomorrow at 5:30 pm in the GM Room. He will be discussing, “Engineering and Education.”
Melsa has had a colorful history of working in industry at RCA and academia as the electrical engineering department head of Notre Dame. Most recently, he has had the position as the President of the American Society of Engineering Education.

There will be refreshments at the presentation as well as time for questions. Please feel welcome to attend!

Representing Rose in Russia

Good luck to Rose-Hulman’s programming team in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals. This is the only team representing Indiana, and it features two of our finest, active brothers, Alex Memering and AJ Piergiovanni. The competition will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia.