What are Fraternities and Sororities?

A Fraternity is an organization of men who share common interests, friendships, and shared values. While in college, a student has a chance to be part of many different student groups. A Fraternity can help give an international student an immediate support system to help navigate university bureaucracy and assimilate into both the college's culture and American society.

Fraternities also help men develop their leadership and networking skills, which are critical for succeeding in this global economy.

 

How can joining Pi Alpha Phi benefit international students?

Coming to college is one of the biggest life changes your student will experience. Add to this also coming to a brand new country. Joining Pi Alpha Phi can make that transition easier.

International students gain an immediate support system to help navigate university bureaucracy and assimilate into both the college's culture and American society. The fraternity can help the campus seem smaller. The Fraternity becomes a home away from home. Additionally, as part of Pi Alpha Phi, students have the opportunity to develop leadership, communication, and networking skills, which are critical for succeeding in this global economy.

What type of activities does Pi Alpha Phi do?

Each chapter of Pi Alpha Phi conducts its own events. These events include events activities such as social events, brotherhood retreats, cultural awareness festivals, study hours, philanthropy and community service events, to career development.

Will joining Pi Alpha Phi affect my academics?

Academic Excellence is one of Pi Alpha Phi's core founding principles. Each of our chapters has a minimum GPA requirement to stay in good standing. Additionally, brothers of the organization can provide mentor and tutoring, as well as study hours. Many of our members win academic scholarships.

What about Career Networking?

Pi Alpha Phi has a strong career network across America and across the Pacific Rim. We are one of the few fraternities that can boast a truly international alumni base. Both our domestic and international students benefit from working and learning about each other's experiences and cultures, which they can apply in their chosen careers.

Benefits for International Students

Coming to college is a big transition. It is even bigger when coming from a different country. Pi Alpha Phi can make that transition easier. The Fraternity can give international students an instant support group to assist with adjusting to life on an American university campus.

Diversity

Pi Alpha Phi has a strong international student membership. Our students come not only from Asian countries and islands in the Pacific, but from countries as diverse as Russia, Mexico, Guatemala, and even Canada!


Growth

The increasingly diverse membership growth is a key benefit to join Pi Alpha Phi. By having a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, our members learn to exist and thrive in an increasingly multicultural world.