Pi Kappa Alpha - Purdue University

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Purdue University

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Beta Phi Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested If you would prefer to receive the Candlelight via email only, please email alehr@penningtonco.com. 9 9 Y ea r s at Purd u e Recent research on fraternities and sororities demonstrates how positive the impact of the Greek experience—and the PIKE experience— is for undergraduates today. Both inside and outside the classroom, we are providing tangible value at the most important time of growth in their lives. Membership improves the learning gains students make in the classroom, and members are more academically engaged than their peers. Members are more involved in campus activities than other students, and Greek organizations promote both personal development during and satisfaction in their college experience. Fraternities and sororities seek to enhance inclusivity, and our members actually report higher levels of interaction with people different from themselves compared to unaffiliated students. These benefits are even greater for first-year students as they join fraternities and sororities and find community and belonging. This leads to stronger retention and higher graduation rates among Greek students than their peers. As many college students experience stress, loneliness and depression, fraternities and sororities offer critical connection and a sense of community, and members report higher levels of positive mental health than their unaffiliated peers because of it. Welcome, NEW MEMBERS Amadou Barry Tobias Bautista Carson Bennett Jack Blanthorn Michael Bobber Patrick Brown Caden Chen Josh Clark Josh Downham Colin Greathouse Zach Herman David Hoffman Anton Josifovski Christos Kaifas Jacob Kaplan Cooper Keillor Brandon Lewis Adithya Mahesh Arjun Mangipudi Mike Mattern Kyle McKeon Will Messmer Khaya Ngoma Leyton Noerenberg Liam O'Connor Joe Patton Hayden Payne Alex Pons Rahul Prasad Prajesh Sivakaran Troy Tamura Jason Tankersley Ege Toplu James Vollmer Russell Whitman Dylan Yoder Abel Zajzon Murat Zamir Research Proves the Fraternity Experience Is More Relevant to Today's College Students than Ever Before

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