Rush Information

Cole Martinez Headshot 2018

Sophomore Cole Martinez, a Sports Management major from Dallas, serves as Pike’s 2018 State Rush Chairman.

Thanks for considering being a part of the UT fraternity system and for allowing us to introduce Pi Kappa Alpha (known as PIKE).

As with most fraternities at Texas, we recruit new members or “rush” in the summer for our traditional Fall pledge class. These pledge classes generally have 30 – 40 pledges, usually composed of freshmen students. Our summer activities traditionally include rush events at each orientation, major “state rush” parties in Dallas, Houston and Austin over the course of the summer and Formal Rush takes place the first two weeks of school. Texas Pike also usually has a smaller Spring rush for transferring students or those that weren’t ready for a fraternity during the first semester of college. Please check this website for calendar updates.

Pike has been on the UT campus since 1920 and we have initiated almost 2,700 men in our Chapter since our founding in Austin. You (and your families) should know we are completely committed to our incoming members by promoting four main characteristics: scholarship, leadership, being a gentlemen, and athletics. Pike offers an environment where one cannot only excel academically, but also make lifetime friends in a social setting. We take scholarship seriously. Our University-certified GPA places Pike in the upper one-third of the 30 IFC fraternities on campus with an overall GPA of 3.2. And we also perform philanthropic volunteer services in our community.

Pike 2018 Rush Team Leadership (left to right): Taylor Golden, Cole Martinez, Donny Amsler, Will Junk, Arthur Gorling, Garrett Beirne, Jarrod Elmore and Hunter Harmuth. (Not pictured: Joe Velasquez.)

And of course, Pike holds a number of great social events every year including our annual SWAMP party which is one of the most notable fraternity parties on campus the entire year, many mixers with sororities and of course functions like Friday burgers and basketball, and football tailgates and formals.

Being the second largest Fraternity in the nation, Pi Kappa Alpha provides a platform for future endeavors after your undergraduate years in the worlds of business, arts and sports. Our active alumni network involves men who are leaders in their fields ranging from the energy world to real estate development to private equity and investment managers to advertising to teaching and coaching to medicine to engineering and computer science to law.

Contact our Rush Co-Captains

Cole Martinez, Chairman
Donny Amsler, Austin
Taylor Golden, Austin
Hunter Harmuth, Austin
Arthur Gorling, Houston
Will Junk, Dallas
Jarrod Elmore, Dallas
Garrett Beirne, Out of State
Joe Velasquez, Out of State

Rush Registration

If you are interested in participating in the rush process and learning more about Pike please register in our database below and a Rush Captain will be in contact with you.