With a Little Help From My Friends

Posted on June 9, 2021 at 5:22 pm by

Fraternity life exists in a four-year bubble for most men. Once they leave the halls of higher education the lifelong commitment to brotherhood may fall to the backburner. For a group of Alpha Omicron alumni, this is far from reality.   During one of the most difficult years to feel connected to not only their brothers and the greater fraternity, brothers of the Alpha Omicron […]

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Pi Kappa Phi Property Brothers: Improvements Addition

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 5:48 pm by

Whether a fraternity house is brand new, or over 150 years old, there are always improvement projects that could be done to enhance the brotherhood’s experience in their chapter facility. While some improvements are necessary to continue to provide a safe living environment, other enhancements are undertaken to maximize the functionality of the facility. Any […]

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Trouble Shooting Your Wi-Fi Connection: A 5000-Foot View

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 3:08 pm by

Most of us have a basic understanding of wireless local area networks (WLAN) or wireless fidelity networks (Wi-Fi). Today we will scratch the service of these systems and introduce you to some of the processes in place for these systems to work effectively and efficiently, specifically within the fraternal housing environment.   There are three main areas of a Wi-Fi system:   […]

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Financial Operations of a Fraternity House 

Posted on February 27, 2021 at 3:05 pm by

Fraternity housing operates much like traditional real estate; it relies on revenues from its residents (our brothers) to support the financial operation of the property. Below we address commonly asked questions by members regarding the fees associated with their experience as a member of a Pi Kappa Phi Properties chapter.   Q – How are rent rates determined?  A – Rent can vary from chapter to chapter depending on your geographic […]

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Thankful for our Village

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm by

Everyone has heard the phase “it takes a village”. This could not be more true for your Pi Kappa Phi Properties chapter house. At first glance it may appear that there are just 7 staff members working on the housing operation. In fact, there are so many more caring individuals who keep the wheels turning at you chapter house.   Behind every lunch, […]

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Why are we signing leases this early?

Posted on November 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm by

Each year, the Pi Kappa Phi Properties team begins the lease signing process for the following school year as soon as Labor Day weekend. Why? There are many reasons behind the approach of signing leases early – sometimes earlier than other local landlords solicit their next year’s residents.  It is not uncommon for students across the […]

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Is a PKPP House Right for Your Chapter?

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 3:26 pm by

Each fall, chapters across the country contact Pi Kappa Phi Headquarters to inquire about chapter housing.  While the National Fraternity does not operate housing on any campus, many chapters operate chapter housing through a variety of housing providers: Local University Housing – 27% of housed chapters Local Pi Kappa Phi Affiliated Housing Corporation – 23% […]

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Coming Back Home

Posted on September 10, 2020 at 1:05 am by

The Pi Kappa Phi Properties team is excited to have our men moved back into their chapter houses across the country. While this year may be different in many ways, the brotherhood that all these men share remains unshaken. Below you can read quotes from some of the brothers and their house directors on just […]

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Are you move-in ready?

Posted on July 31, 2020 at 7:47 pm by

This is your quick and (not) dirty guide to move in!  After a shortened Spring semester and a house-bound summer, we’re certain everyone is excited to get out of their parents’ houses and back with their brothers. Luckily, whether your school has transitions to remote learning or you are back in the full swing of classes, your brothers and your fraternity house are waiting for you.  Cleaning  […]

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PKP Properties Website and Tenant Web Access Cheat Sheet

Posted on July 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm by

The website and Tenant Web Access are both online tools for Pi Kappa Phi Properties chapters. They allow students and their parents to take more control over their experience and allow direct and useful communication to happen between members and the PKP Properties staff. If you plan on living in your chapter house or are […]

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