What is it?

The Ability Experience is a philanthropic non-profit organization founded by Pi Kappa Phi in 1976. The organization sets out to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. To this end, it seeks to improve physical accessibility to locations, facilitate the formation of bonds and friendships, challenge the stereotypes surrounding the people with disabilities, and promote their inclusion in social settings.

How Do we Impact the World?

We employ many methods in order to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Some of these methods include engaging in construction projects to assists facilities that serve individuals with disabilities, cycling to Washington D.C. from long distances to raises awareness, and arranging fundraising events on and off our UMBC campus to boost the financial assets of the Ability Experience program.


In addition, we also organize an Ability Week, which is a weeklong series of events seeks to raise money and awareness for people of all abilities. All of the money that we raise will be donated to The Ability Experience, Pi Kappa Phi’s National Philanthropy! Some of our activities include:

  • 48-hour Pedal Experience: We ride stationary bikes to raise awareness for the Ability Experience and to get a feel for our biggest national event, The Journey of Hope (a 3-month bike ride across the country).
  • Pie a Pi Kapp: Pie the brothers!
  • Splash Zone: While supporting the brothers pedaling, we host a fun water balloon fight at midnight!
  • Basket Auction: Where 
  • The Ability Jam: A concert with live performances from students and alumni to end the week.

For more information, please visit:  https://abilityexperience.org