Why Join Pike
Every brother will tell you that joining Pike was one of the best decisions they made in college. Becoming part of the brotherhood enriches each members’ collegiate experience and will continue to benefit the lives of Brothers long after UCSD degrees are earned.
The Rush Process
For those of you who don’t know what rush is, don’t sweat it. It’s not a dumb question. A good portion of the active brothers in Pike didn’t know what rush was before they got to UCSD. To answer the question, “Rush” and “Rush Week” are the terms for the recruitment period of all Greek organizations on campus. It is a formal week long event that takes place from Sunday Week 1 to Friday Week 2 and is the only time during the quarter that chapters can recruit new members. During this time all of the fraternities, including Pike, will hold Rush events both on and off campus to meet potential members and determine if they want to offer them a bid. Rush events range from informal hangouts to formal gatherings. Information about every Pike rush event will be posted with details here on this website and on all of our social media platforms. A bid is an official offer to join a Fraternity. All bids are delivered before Friday of Week 2 and must be submitted between 9am-5pm on Friday of Week 2 to IFC in Price Center. After a bid is delivered, signed by the Potential New Member, and submitted to IFC, the PNM will begin the pledge process in order to gain full membership to the fraternity.
No Hazing Policy
1. No member or chapter shall conduct hazing activities. Hazing is defined as:
- Any activity that might reasonably be expected to bring embarrassment or psychological harm to the individual;
- Any activity that might reasonably be expected to bring physical harm to the individual;
- Any activity that might reasonably be expected to degrade or otherwise compromise the dignity of the individual;
- Any activity that might reasonably be expected to require an unreasonable or inordinate amount of the individual’s time, or in any manner impair the individual’s academic efforts;
- The required consumption of any liquid, gas or solid matter;
- Any requirement which compels an individual to participate in any activity which is illegal or contrary to the individual’s genuine moral and/or religious beliefs, or contrary to the rules and regulations of the university.
2. Each member and new member shall refuse to participate in any hazing activity, and shall refuse to permit hazing from being inflicted upon them.
3. The Chapter Statement of Position on Hazing shall be presented to, and signed by, each new pledge and the chapter’s pledge educator. One copy should be retained for the chapter’s files, and one copy should be provided to each individual whose signature appears.
Chapter President, 2017