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CALLING ALL LEADERS
Open to men of Pi Kappa Phi – actives, associates, and alumni! Take the biggest leap on your Pi Kapp journey, you’ll come away stronger than ever.
The true impact of Journey of Hope can be felt through its programming across the nation. After riding an average of 75 miles a day, you won’t find team members napping preparing for the next day’s ride. They will be dancing at a friendship visit with a local group that supports people with disabilities, participating in a game of wheelchair basketball, performing puppet shows to educate children on the abilities of people with disabilities, and learning life lessons that will impact them for the rest of their lives. This journey is a ride with a purpose and the men of Pi Kappa Phi have been dedicated to fulfilling its mission, one mile at a time, since 1987.HISTORY
IF YOU WANT TO...
Make the most of your college or fraternity experience by getting out of your comfort zone.
Separate yourself from the pack and discovery your full potential.
Put service before self and make a difference in the world.
Find a brotherhood so unique, it will stick with your for life.
Represent your school as you travel across some of the most beautiful parts of the country.
Challenge the fraternity stereotypes and make your friends and family proud!
WE'LL GET YOU READY
One-on-one support from our dedicated staff, a profession training program from our amazing cycling coaches, and Mentorship from our network of accomplished Pi Alphas is just the beginning.
Did you know most cyclists come in with no road-biking experience? Or that fundraising is daunting for everyone, but we work with you step by step to help you reach your goal. You can even earn useful incentives like a free flight to orientation to cut down on your own expenses for the trip! We’ve helped students and alumni from all over the country participate. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, we’ll give you tools and resources to make it happen.TALK WITH OUR STAFF
ONE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE
North | South | TransAmerica
Journey of Hope consists of three separate routes beginning in Seattle (TransAm), San Francisco (North), and Santa Barbara (South) before crossing the country and ending together with all teams in Washington, DC. Routes begin in late May / Early June and conclude the second Saturday of August. While each route varies in geography and culture, our goal is to provide an equally great experience for every team member and spread our mission to as many people as possible.ROUTE MAP
NEED A BETTER SUMMER JOB?
Lead the leaders. And get paid for it! Journey of Hope crew positions enable you to and gain professional skills and make your resume stand out. In addition to supporting the team on the road, you’ll lead roles in photography, videography, public relations, social media, health services, finance, community relations, or operations.Job Description
YOU JUST HAVE TO SEND IT
“The best decision I ever made in college was applying for Journey of Hope.”
“If you’re even considering it, you just have to go for it. Journey of Hope was the best experience of my life and all of my teammates are like family.”
“Even as an alumnus, I’ve never felt closer to a group of friends. It’s a true brotherhood.”
“Journey of Hope was the best way to end my time in college and it even helped me get a job after the summer!”Dates and Details
PI ALPHA SOCIETY
A brotherhood of selfless leaders committed to a lifetime of service and excellence.
Everyone who completes either Gear Up Florida, Journey of Hope or Build America is welcomed into the Pi Alpha Society. This exclusive fraternity within the fraternity is an incredible network of more than 2,000 servant leaders still making an impact in the world today. Team members meet with the men who came before them in nearly every city of the trip as they show support for the newest team. From entrepreneurs and CEOs to executives at Microsoft and Google, Pi Alphas are set apart from the societal norm due to their perseverance and commitment to service leadership. They are selfless individuals that put others before themselves. They are leaders that strive for excellence and don’t settle for mediocrity. Lifelong membership means that they continue their dedication to our mission and know how to make the most of every opportunity in life.Learn More