Recognizing Young Alumni

Thirty Under 30 Award

The Pi Kappa Phi Thirty Under 30 Award seeks to recognize young alumni for their accomplishments in life after college and encourages other alumni to participate through the nominations process.

Student members, alumni and friends of the fraternity are encouraged to nominate young alumni for this award. A committee of alumni will review applications and select honorees. These finalists will be awarded and their stories communicated through the Star & Lamp as well as other fraternity communications.


While qualifications for this honor can vary, there are some basic tenets reflective of Pi Kappa Phi that should be included:

  • Commitment to fraternal values. The actions of each recipient reflect the values of the fraternity, especially leadership and service.
  • Distinguished achievement. The alumnus has distinguished himself in his career field, his community, or in another demonstrable way which causes him to stand separate from his peers.
  • Young alumni in good standing. The alumnus must be under the age of 30 as of May 1 of that year, graduated from a four-year institution, and be in good standing with both the national organization and his chapter.

Those who have previously won the Thirty Under 30 Award cannot be nominated for the award a second time.

If you have additional questions, please Alumni Services.