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Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders

Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders is a transformational, six-day leadership development experience that empowers participants to create the ideal chapter. Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders is targeted toward rising sophomores and juniors, and participants must apply to attend. Faculty members are leading professionals in higher education, including alumni and friends of the fraternity.

Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders has proven to be one of the fraternity's most impactful ― and most enduring ― leadership experiences. Since its redesign in 2010, nearly three quarters of all program graduates have gone on to hold leadership positions in their chapters or campus communities.

Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders 2017

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Dates & Locations

Pi Kappa Phi will offer three sessions of Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders in summer 2017:

Session I: May 21-26, 2017
Session II: June 11-16, 2017
Session III: July 9-14, 2017


Participants must be initiated members of Pi Kappa Phi by May 15, 2017. Preference will be given to applicants going into their sophomore or junior year of college. Additionally, the fraternity may limit the number of participants from a single chapter who attend either session, although there is no restriction on how many members from a single chapter may apply. The admissions committee will base final decisions on the quality of the application submitted, as well as the diversity of chapters represented in a session.


In addition to large group sessions, students also participate in small groups, called "huddles." Huddles are led by two faculty members (one alumnus and one friend of the fraternity). In these groups, participants make friends, cultivate brotherhood, reflect on what’s been discussed, and make meaning of each day’s curriculum. Ten huddle faculty positions are available for each session of Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders.

Participant Application Process

Early Decision Applications Due: December 31, 2016
Early Decision Admission Decisions E-mailed: January 27, 2017
Regular Decision Applications Due: February 12, 2017
Early Decision Registration Due: February 28, 2017
Regular Decision Admission Decisions E-mailed: March 3, 2017
Regular Decision Registration Due: April 1, 2017

All participants must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $100 in order to secure their place at Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders.

Accommodations & Meals

Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders will begin in Charlotte, N.C. at the Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center. The majority of the program will take place at the Sigma Chapter house at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and participants will spend a full day in Charleston, S.C., for a heritage tour, including historic Pi Kappa Phi sites in Charleston and on the College of Charleston campus. All meals during the program are provided. Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms in the Greek Village at the University of South Carolina.

Additional Information

Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders is a substance-free learning environment. From the time of arrival to the time of departure, all attendees commit to remaining substance-free. If an individual chooses to violate this policy, he will be removed from the program, sent home at his expense, and will reimburse Pi Kappa Phi for the full cost of his attendance.

For more information about Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders, contact Assistant Director of Education Dylan McKenzie at dmckenzie@pikapp.org.