About Pi Beta Phi

In 1867, 12 courageous young women set the stage for a thriving organization that continues to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond. Throughout our history, Pi Beta Phi has helped young women develop meaningful relationships with others while reaching their personal potential. These relationships help sisters adapt to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and guidance. Our legacy of philanthropic service, innovative member programming, premier events and leadership development programs help our sisters become Friends and Leaders for Life.


Philanthropic Service

Pi Beta Phi believes in the power of reading. For more than a century, we've worked to inspire a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential, creating a more literate and productive society. Today, Pi Phis participate, donate and advocate for literacy through our Read > Lead > Achieve® reading initiatives — just as our sisters first did at the Settlement School in 1912.

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Leadership

From our earliest days, Pi Beta Phi has been strong thanks to the dedication and leadership of volunteers who guide our organization at the local, regional and international levels. These women support the mission, vision and strategic direction of Pi Beta Phi.

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Pi Phi By the Numbers

More than 150 years ago, 12 courageous young women at Monmouth College came together to form a new organization grounded in the values of Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor & Respect, Personal & Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others and Sincere Friendship. Learn more about Pi Beta Phi with some fast facts about our sisterhood.

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