What began in Room 47, West Range at the University of Virginia in 1868 has endured for more than 150 years, growing into one of the largest fraternal organizations in North America. The rich history of Pi Kappa Alpha has been chronicled through various sources contemporaneously, and that legacy is unlocked through this digital archive presentation.

We invite you to step back into history and view the activities of the Fraternity through the eyes and words of those who experienced them, unedited and unfiltered. In so doing, you will likely gain a greater appreciation of our successes, our failures and the series of events that have led Pi Kappa Alpha to where it stands today. It is important that the reader maintain a historical perspective and exercise a cautious and contextualized interpretation of the information contained herein. Through the decades, attitudes and social norms have undergone a tremendous evolution. The Fraternity and its members have been subjected to those attitudes and social norms over time but have also evolved.

Pi Kappa Alpha values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or other class protected by local, state, or federal law. All members are encouraged to live out the values of the Fraternity and to promote and demonstrate an understanding of diversity, both on the college campus and in the world community.