Rush FAQ

How does recruitment work?

At Meet the Greeks,  prospective members can meet all the fraternities, sororities and cooperatives that Purdue offers. Afterwards, specific events for each organization are held for prospective members to gain more information and meet the organizations they want to join. This is called Rush and occurs at the beginning of each semester. Bids to join are given to those prospective members deemed a good fit and after accepting, they start their associate membership.

What is the criteria for getting a Bid?

We are looking for gentlemen to develop into the future leaders on campus and the real world. As brothers of Phi Kappa Theta, we strive to achieve servant leadership. Servant leadership is a philosophy and a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.

What is associate membership?

During this period, associate members learn about the fraternity’s history. They also learn how our chapter operates by hosting community service and philanthropy events. Over the course of this program, we hope to prepare them for college and being an active member and leader in our chapter. The goals for our associate members are >3.0 GPA, 10 hours of community per semester, active in the community and leaders on campus.

How much would it cost to be in Phi Kappa Theta?

There is a one time initiation fee of $325 in total during Associate Membership. Then the fees of active membership are $275 per semester.

What are the benefits of joining Phi Kappa Theta?

We will provide you a home away from home: During college you will create bonds and friendships that will last for a lifetime. You will learn new skills that will help you transition to life after college. Joining Phi Kappa Theta will allow you to meet people in a small group setting at Purdue.

Networking: You will establish relationships with Phi Kaps and other Greeks during and after college. Did you know that there are 4.2 million Greek alumni in the world? Did you know that 85% of Fortune 500 executives were Greek? We have a strong alumni network of brothers, who for Boeing, Cisco, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Delta, CDW, Ford, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, and many more companies.

Leadership: Fraternities breed leaders. The mission of Phi Kappa Theta is to actively develop men into leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity, and God. Did you know that 18 U.S. Presidents were Greek? Being a brother of Phi Kappa Theta requires a lot of hard work to maintain a high level of involvement. Currently, we have 13 Officer Positions, which will help you develop real life skills and we are looking to add more positions. We are in the middle of recolonization and are ready to grow. We have been on campus since 1918 and you have the opportunity to leave your own legacy by helping Phi Kappa Theta be around for another 100 years.

Better numbers: In the Spring 2016 semester, Phi Kappa Theta’s cumulative GPA was a 2.95, ranked 18th out of 38 fraternities. The all men’s average GPA was 2.91. We have brothers in a variety of majors, who study together and create a strong support system to achieve academic excellence. Greeks have a better retention rate than non-Greeks meaning we are more likely to stay at Purdue and not transfer due to having a strong supporting network. Greeks also have higher graduation rates.

An endless stream of learning opportunities: From meeting new people to learning how to tie a tie. We will get you out of your comfort zone to learn new skills that you never thought you could learn. You will have a memorable college experience that will last for a lifetime.