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Pi Kappa Alpha

University of tulsa

Letter to Parents

Dear Parents

I would like to personally congratulate you on son’s choice to attend The University of Tulsa. As a premier educational institution, The University of Tulsa boasts a respected academic curriculum that accepts only the brightest, most talented individuals. However, there is more at The University of Tulsa than can be found inside a classroom. The opportunities are merely limited by your son’s willingness to become involved on campus. 

My name is Connor Cass and I am the recruitment chairman of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at The University of Tulsa. I would like to extend to you only a brief glimpse of the innumerable benefits that membership in this fraternity affords. 

At a prestigious university such as TU, the stereotypical fraternity does not exist. What holds this fraternity’s young men together is a desire to set the standards for integrity, intellect, and success. We attempt to realize each member’s fullest potential, and this is how.

Scholarship: At Pi Kappa Alpha, scholarship is our highest priority. This past academic year the men of Pi Kappa Alpha were recognized once again for having the highest overall, member, and new member grade point averages. We have consistently ranked as the highest overall GPA eight out of the past ten academic semesters. We also received the Point of Excellence in scholarship, an award given by University administration to just one fraternity each year, for the 3rd year in a row. Members of Pi Kappa Alpha have also recently garnered recognition as Greek Male Scholar and have been awarded the prestigious, nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship, among numerous scholarly awards and recognitions.

Service: Four out of the past seven academic years, out of over 180 on-campus organizations, Pi Kappa Alpha earned The University of Tulsa’s highest award for community service, The Medicine Wheel. Additionally, the men of Pi Kappa Alpha raised over 31,000 dollars this past academic year for various charities. We also donated our time, completing over 2,000 hours of community service.

Leadership: The men of Pi Kappa Alpha constantly strive to be the best, which resulted in winning nine of eleven awards at the Greek Awards Banquet in the spring. This past year our chapter won the Points of Excellence in Leadership and Character as well as the Circle of Excellence award, given to the fraternity that performed the best in regards to leadership and character, scholarship, philanthropy, community involvement, and responsibility. This is our third consecutive year to win the prestigious award, proving that Pi Kappa Alpha is, and will continue to be the best on campus.

Social: Pi Kappa Alpha succeeds in molding well-rounded individuals and does not forget the importance of social development. From formal banquets, to brotherhood events and social functions, our brothers continually develop relationships with the outside community, but more importantly with each other. While the importance of our brotherhood cannot be expressed on paper, our Point of Excellence in Community Involvement has affirmed our relationship with the city of Tulsa.

We believe it is important to be direct with you concerning the costs of this fraternity. Our elected treasurer manages an extensive budget each school year, with monthly chapter dues paying for our daily operations. Despite the added cost of monthly dues, rent for a single room in the fraternity house is substantially less expensive than sharing a double room anywhere else on campus. Plus, the experience of living amongst your closest friends is unparalleled.

In closing, please encourage your son to consider the benefits of every Greek organization , most especially Pi Kappa Alpha. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Connor-Cass@utulsa.edu. I look forward to welcoming your son as a part of the future of our 144-year-old legacy. 

Congratulations to our parents of the year!

 

The Philpott Family for their generous hosting numerous brotherhood events on their farm.

AND

The Marcoux family for their generous hosting of our Bylaw retreat at their south Tulsa home.

 

Other notable families we would like to thank:

The Richardson family

The Martin family

We are incredibly blessed to have the continued support from our parents!

 

“It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” - Roald Dahl