About Texas Pikes

Pike was founded at U.T.- Austin in 1920. We have experienced years of tradition as a social fraternity engaging in leadership activities and athletics while stressing academic achievement. As with other clubs and membership organizations in a large university setting, being a part of Pike enhances the undergraduate experience while building lifelong friendships.

  • Pike founded at The University of Virginia in 1868.
  • International Fraternity has 220 Chapters with more than 240,000 Members initiated.
  • Beta Mu Chapter, University of Texas was founded in 1920
  • Beta Mu Chapter has Initiated 2,686 Members since its founding, making it the 4th largest Chapter in all Pi Kappa Alpha in terms of total initiates.
  • Beta Mu Chapter has 145 Active Members.
  • Beta Mu is also the 8th largest active undergraduate Chapter today based on 2014 membership.
  • Beta Mu Chapter supports a number of philanthropies including Dell Children’s Hospital, the Boy Scouts and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, amongst others.

2015-2016 Officers and Hometowns:


Zack Wagner


Dana Point, CA


Garrett Beirne

Social Co-Chairman

Lake Travis, TX


Joe Dempsey


Ocean, NJ


Parker Morris

Internal Vice President

Arlington, TX


Landon Hackley

Social Co-Chairman

Arlington, TX


Mitchell Benson

Sergeant at Arms

Houston, TX


Nicolas Thompson

External Vice President

Miami, FL


Hunter Hendrix


Austin, TX


Jake Marcin

Philanthropy Chair

Shrewsbury, NJ

Texas Pikes Philanthropy Support

Volunteerism, philanthropy and community service are important values to Pi Kappa Alpha. Each pledge class has volunteer hour goals, and the entire chapter endeavors to raise money throughout the year for meaningful charities and causes.

Volunteer Man Hours: 2,000
Raised: $21,000.00

In 2015-16 school year, Pike supported these organizations: Boy Scouts of America Charity Skeet Shoot staff; A E Phi/ZBT’s childhood cancer research basketball tourney; Sharing America’s Marrow leukemia/bone marrow match; The Settlement Home of Austin; assisting in set up and break down of the state’s largest charity garage sale, Texas Exes “The Project” neighborhood empowerment volunteers; Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority’s Pink Ribbon Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness; Dell Children’s Cancer Center – Texas Thon Pancake Suppers and Dance Contest, and an evening profit dedicated to Trudeau Cycle for Life Cancer Research by Chipotle.