We shape young men so that they can go on to shape the world.
Since 1997, the Kappa Phi Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha international fraternity has focused on forging men that uphold the four pillars of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Pi Kappa Alpha is committed to providing the resources for our members to succeed academically. At UCSD, our chapter has demonstrated academic excellence, placing among the top interfraternity chapters at the school.
Leadership is key to the success of our chapter and its members. Pi Kappa Alpha provides leadership opportunities within the chapter as well as promoting leadership through the community.
Athletic competition provides valuable benefits to college students because it involves people in challenging each other to perform at their highest levels. Our UCSD chapter has 14 of the last 19 IFC Sports Championships.
Six standout gentlemen started our Fraternity in 1868. Today we continue in their tradition by only recruiting the best men and developing chivalry.
One of the oldest Southern Fraternities following the Civil war, and the oldest Fraternal organization compromising the Virginia Circle, Pi Kappa Alpha was founded March 1st 1868 at the University of Virginia. Meeting in secret, our six founding members convened to draft the charter for a Greek-letter, social fraternity that has become one of the largest Fraternal Organizations in the world. Today, we uphold the tradition set forth by our founding fathers by remaining dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, success and high moral character, and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.
The Kappa Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was established November 1st 1997 at University of California San Diego.
Our executive board is involved in every aspect of the operation of our fraternity and is essential to day to day operations.
Adrian Garcia Badaracco
Sergeant in Arms
New Member Educator
Financial Analyst, JP Morgan
Darian Chan is a rising senior from Wilmington, Delaware, and has been a member of Pike since 2015. He is studying Management Science at UC San Diego, and is currently interning as a financial analyst for JP Morgan helping report derivatives trading. He plans to continue with finance in pursuit of his lifelong goal- opening his own hedge fund. Darian enjoys time with the boys, board games, and the occasional hot tub after a long day.
Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman
Sam Vineyard has just finished his fourth year at UC San Diego, as an Electrical Engineering major and full time beer enthusiast. Sam has been a member of Pike since 2013, and will be sticking around for the next quarter to enjoy his last hoorah. He has been working for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (5th largest defense contractor in the world) as a Systems Engineering intern, focusing in flight testing for a strategic air-to-ground wide area network. He has spearheaded the network test scripts and data analysis tools for those tests, and co-authored flight test plans and procedures. His ultimate goal would be to move into space systems with a continued focus in systems integration and testing.
Sigurd Løvstad Lekve
Mechanical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sigurd (Siggy) is a transfer student from Nesodden, Norway, and has been a member of Pike since 2016. We had the honor of getting to know Siggy throughout the past year, watching this frat star turn into a chubbies wearing, America bantering brother who is always welcome to visit us back in San Diego. He studies Mechanical Engineering, both at UC San Diego and NTNU in Oslo. During his internship this summer he will be working with patient specific heart simulations. Siggy is aiming to make the cardiac simulators available and useful to doctors. He has not yet decided on his career path after graduation, but for him being able to use his education to advance medical technology is an exciting area to be involved in.
Adrian Garcia Badaracco
Materials Science Researcher, UCSD
Adrian moved to the United States from Argentina in 2012, and still hasn’t learned proper English. He will be starting his MS in Chemical Engineering this coming school year. He has been working on materials science research under Dr. Kummel at UCSD for over 2 years, and has published research in high impact factor journals. Adrian has received many honors, including amongst which are HSF Scholar, Irvine Memorial Scholar, NACME Scholar, Tau Beta Pi membership, Provost Honors and Pike Scholar of the year. In his free time, Adrian enjoys playing hockey, soccer and meticulously ordering his desk.