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Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity
Kappa Tau


Chapter Information
 
 
Chapter Contact
  Chapter Phone Number: N/A
 
Advisor Contacts
  Chapter Advisor: Mike Browne
Head of Alumni Board: Cory Spurling
National Representative: Matt Moorman
Live in Advisor: Chris Anderson
Faculty Advisor:
 
National Information
  Website: http://www.pikes.org
Founding Date: 03/01/1868
Founding Location: University of Virginia
Founders: 6
Philanthropy:
Nickname: PIKE, PiKA
Color(s): Garnet and Old Gold
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Symbol(s): Fire Truck
Jewel: Diamond
Magazine: Shield and Diamond
Motto: Once A Pike, Always A Pike
 
Local Information
  Founding Date: 05/03/1997
Website: http://www.umaine.edu/pike
 

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Chapter History

 

 

In 1972, Gamma Sigma Sigma service fraternity established a chapter at the University of Maine. It would be the last new fraternity chapter to charter at Maine for the next 25 years. That long stagnant period in the history of Maine's Greek system ended on May 3, 1997, when Pi Kappa Alpha installed the Kappa Tau Chapter.
The chartering festivities began on Friday night, May 2, when 44 members were initiated as founding fathers of Kappa Tau. The initiations were performed by representatives from Iota Chi Chapter (Connecticut), which served the colony as host chapter. The next day it was off to Bangor to celebrate the occasion with a black tie chartering banquet.
The banquet was attended by numerous friends and parents of the new chapter members. International President John Michael Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi '68) presided over the chartering ceremony and delivered a keynote address at the banquet. North Atlantic Regional President Howard Goldstein (Lehigh, Gamma Lambda '83) also offered comments on the occasion.
The chartering was the culmination of two years of hard work and perseverance on the part of the founding fathers. Not only was their effort rewarded with the granting of a charter, the new chapter was also recognized as the fraternity of the year on the Maine campus. This recognition was bestowed on the men while still in colony status. The Maine colony was formed in the late spring 1995 by then expansion consultants Chris Hough (Pittsburgh, Gamma Sigma '89) and Shad Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi '90). Initially, 29 men were recruited to work toward becoming Kappa Tau Chapter. Charles Allen was chosen as the colony's first president. Two more initial colony members would go on to become presidents. Todd DiPietro was president up until the chartering and he was succeeded by Sundance Campbell.
As is the case with most colonizations, there were bumps and bruises along the way. The colony met every challenge with determination. After a brief summer break, the colony returned in fall 1995 to find that several members had lost interest, while others were difficult to track down. The colony worked through these setbacks and by mid-semester they were rolling again with a new permanent meeting facility and an escalating public image.
In the end, the highlights of the road to chapterhood stand out far above any temporary setbacks. The colony emerged as a leader in community service, athletics and academics, while its social preference steadily climbed. After twelve short months the colony had already claimed the man miles award for attendance at the North Atlantic Regional Conference and the all-fraternity sports trophy on campus.
Housing has always been a key factor for long term success in the well established Maine Greek system. The colony and its advisors had the foresight to plan for the eventual need for competitive housing. As a result of their planning, this fall the Kappa Tau Chapter will occupy one of the more prominent houses on campus. The chapter will initially rent, but has the option to buy the land and improvements at a future date. This is unique, as most other fraternities' houses stand on University-owned land.
After a great run as a colony, Kappa Tau Chapter is prepared to excel. They have set their sights high and expect to be a force on the Maine campus and within Pi Kappa Alpha for many years to come.

 

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Symbols and Insignia
 
 
Crest New Member's Pin Member's Badge
 

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Executive Officers

 
 
  President: John Armstrong
  External Vice President: Tyler Fadrigon
  Secretary: Kevin Dube
  Rush Chairman: Josh Rando
  Sargeant At Arms: John Dufour
  Internal Vice President: Tyler Doyon
  Treasurer: Joe Cote
 

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Member Roster

 
 
Alex S. Chicoine Alexander Chasse Andrew Bennett
Ben Randall Benjamin Chicoine Benjamin D. Wigant
Cameron Green Casey Parker Chad W. Harvey
Christopher B. Rowe Connor McKeon Conor G. Egbert
Dan Bailey Daniel Alexander David M. Ouellette
David Mazerall Dennis St. Pierre Derek Trunfio
Devon Hanel Donald K. Gagne Dustin Dorr
Elliot R. Arcoine Eric Michaud Ethan Curry
Ethan Hawes Geoff Glifort Jake Burube
Jake Levesque Joe Pate John Armstrong
John Dufour Joseph St. Cyr Josh Rando
Kevin Dube Kyle H. Bell-Colfer Logan Soule
Matthew Barrett Michael Longo Michael Mcstravick
Nicholas Fournier Nicholas Grant Owen Martin
Peter Herskovitz Raymond J. Grady III Reed Montgelias
Richard Paradise Ryan Legere Sean Lynch
Sean Mahoney Sean Romeo Seth R. Politi
Steven Giorgetti Thomas LeBlond Tyler Doyon
Tyler Fadrigon Zachary Bennett
Indicates Pledge / New Member
 

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Housing

 
  Address: 380 College Ave.
House Phone:
N/A

House Capacity: 24
People in House:
24

House Cook: No Cook

Cost of Living
     Cost of Room:
$2,350

Parlor Fee:
$350
*Parlor fees are paid by members not living in.

 
 

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Chapter Information
  Chapter Contact
Advisor Contact
  National Information
  Local Information
 
Chapter History
 
Symbols and Insignia
 
Executive Officers
 
Member Roster
 
Housing

 

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