College Weekend

College Weekend is a premier Fraternity leadership experience designed to educate chapter leaders and Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members on best practices in their area of focus. Through a variety of tracks, or “Colleges,” the Fraternity provides chapter leaders and advisors with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their officer position while learning, growing and connecting with fellow leaders from chapters across North America.

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Registration closes on December 4, 2023.

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College Weekend Program descriptions and Learning Outcomes

Program Description 
The Alumnae Advisory Committee College will equip participants with the knowledge, context and resources to best support today’s collegiate members and chapters. Attendees will explore tools for confidently advising and mentoring collegians through the lenses of belonging, collaboration and friendship. This track is ideal for advisors who are in their first few years serving on an AAC and promises an exciting opportunity for networking with peer advisors across Pi Beta Phi!  

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the AAC College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Utilize Pi Beta Phi’s Leadership Model to guide their actions and increase their awareness of AAC’s role in representing the Fraternity with the chapter they advise. 
  • Apply techniques to be a collaborator, listener and coach when addressing common issues facing Pi Beta Phi chapters.
  • Increase their confidence in and knowledge of Fraternity resources and support structures. 

Program Description 
From effective, inclusive communication to managing chapter business, the Chapter President’s College will teach attendees how to serve in the best interest of their chapter and Pi Beta Phi. We’ll equip attendees with procedures, best practices and resources to help take their chapter to the next level. Let's go beyond duties and deadlines and start putting servant leadership into action!   

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Chapter President College, attendees will be able to:  
  • Practice servant leadership, active listening and collaborative, effective communication strategies to guide, mentor and partner with the Executive Council, Panhellenic teams and Alumnae Advisory Committee.
  • Establish personal responsibility to uphold expectations of the Fraternity.
  • Effectively serve as the primary leader for the chapter with internal and external constituents.
  • Identify their role in the bigger picture of Pi Beta Phi and the National Panhellenic Conference.
  • Utilize Pi Beta Phi core values and the Leadership Model to make informed decisions and improvements in day-to-day chapter life. 

Program Description 
The Community Relations College will empower attendees to develop a strategy for engaging their chapter members and local communities. Attendees will be challenged to evaluate their chapter’s philanthropic impact and build meaningful community relationships and partnerships. The track will supply ideas and resources to plan and execute service and philanthropy efforts, marketing efforts aligned with Pi Phi branding and overall community engagement.  

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Community Relations College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Identify community relations practices that actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive and engaging member experience.
  • Create an engaging community relations strategy tailored to their chapter’s unique brand.  
  • Identify and develop relationships with community members and organizations that are in alignment with chapter values and contribute to the betterment of society.
  • Utilize marketing, fundraising and financial best practices to plan meaningful and impactful service and philanthropic efforts. 

Program Description 
The Finance/Housing College will educate attendees on best practices and procedures for finance and housing responsibilities. From finance-related membership status changes and fundraising to chapter budgets and difficult housing situations, attendees will walk away with a comprehensive overview of the expectations of their role. 

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Finance/Housing College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Identify and develop best practices in finance/housing that actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Recognize how their role in finance/housing contributes to a positive member experience.
  • Build and foster relationships with their finance/housing support system.
  • Address difficult member finance/housing situations while positively holding members accountable through policies and procedures. 

Program Description 
Through Pi Phi’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we promise an inclusive sisterhood where belonging is intrinsic to our experience. The Inclusion College will contribute to that commitment by equipping attendees with tools to foster belonging, incorporate equitable practices and provide an inclusive member experience within their chapter. Personal development, leadership training and member engagement will be utilized as a mechanism to elevate the utility of equity and inclusion for the experience of members and chapter leaders. This track will also focus on opportunities for collaboration with the Chapter Leadership Team to incorporate inclusion in all chapter operations and practices. 

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Inclusion College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Identify and develop skills that actively and effectively contribute to inclusive and collaborative member programming, events and experiences.
  • Develop a greater sense of understanding for Pi Beta Phi's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and identify ways chapter operations can support this vision.
  • Establish strategies to assess chapter inclusion satisfaction and use this data to inform chapter initiatives.
  • Identify tools to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders (Director Community Inclusion, AAC Inclusion, Regional Inclusion Specialist and members of the Chapter Leadership Team). 

Program Description 
Is your chapter struggling with participation at programming? How about attendance at carefully planned ceremonies or sisterhood events? Or maybe, you’re looking for ways to reignite junior and senior members’ passion for Pi Beta Phi. If this sounds like your chapter, we’re excited to offer the Member Experience College! This track will equip you with the tools to delegate effectively to the Member Experience team so you can focus on promoting a premier member experience from pledging through graduation. Join us for a weekend of reflection, collaboration and action planning to take your chapter’s satisfaction to the next level!   

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Member Experience College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Develop practices that effectively contribute to a premier and inclusive member experience.
  • Discover opportunities for meaningful, values-based program implementation through sisterhood events and Leading with Values seminars.
  • Learn how to assess member satisfaction through the Annual Member Evaluation and adapt chapter practices and programming based on the results.
  • Deepen their understanding of the Member Experience Team’s responsibilities and the tools needed to manage a team and delegate effectively. 

Program Description 
The Operations College will inspire Vice Presidents Operations to think beyond managing chapter meetings and membership statuses. Attendees will be encouraged to think critically about what leadership within their chapter can look like and how to ensure chapter operations help a chapter thrive. 

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Operations College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Pi Beta Phi reporting requirements and their impact on chapter operations.
  • Support the Director Leadership through the steps of the elections process and promote leadership development in the chapter.
  • Conduct a collaborative bylaws and bylaws addendum review process including an equitable and inclusive points system.
  • Identify and manage a variety of membership status changes. 
  • Define their role as the First Vice President. 

Program Description 
The Recruitment College will inspire attendees to think beyond decorations to provide the tools needed to help a chapter prepare for primary recruitment. From building morale during Spirit Week to discovering the real-life application of recruitment skills, attendees will learn how to make recruitment fun and meaningful for their members. This track will also focus on defining and promoting a chapter brand, establishing best practices through brainstorms and roundtables, and providing tools and resources to start the officer term! 

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Recruitment College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Explore and develop best practices for facilitating strong recruitment preparation that guides the chapter to recruit Potential New Members who share Pi Beta Phi’s values and contribute to our sisterhood.
  • Gain confidence with the Preference round of recruitment through idea sharing and mock conversations.
  • Identify and develop recruitment practices that effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Discover and enhance their leadership potential to better support the entire Recruitment Team through planning and execution of their responsibilities.  
  • Recognize recruitment as a year-round process and discover strategies to promote Pi Beta Phi outside of primary recruitment with a growth mindset. 

Program Description 
Have you ever been curious about the “why” behind Pi Phi’s policies? The Risk Management College will help attendees build the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a tailored risk management approach for their chapter. Through roundtables and idea sharing, attendees will discover how to tackle tricky situations while planning events or guiding a member through the accountability process. This track will supply attendees with the background and information needed to educate chapter members when they ask “why?”. Attendees will also learn how to effectively collaborate with other specialty teams and help their Risk Management teams access and use available resources to the fullest! 

Learning Outcomes 
By participating in the Risk Management College, attendees will be able to: 
  • Identify and develop best practices in event planning, policy education and member accountability that actively and effectively create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the chapter. 
  • Define and create context for Pi Beta Phi policies and procedures. 
  • Articulate Pi Beta Phi’s event planning process and identify events that require Regional Team approval. 
  • Identify areas of opportunity for comprehensive policy and prevention education within their chapter.  
  • Gain knowledge and comfort in using Pi Beta Phi's member accountability process to help members engage in our value of Personal and Intellectual Growth. 


In addition to College programming, attendees will participate in two workshop sessions of their choice on Sunday morning. During registration, you will be asked to rank your top five preferences from the below list.

Balancing Act: Prioritizing mental health for collegiate sorority women

Building Bridges: Strategies for stronger campus-panhellenic relationships 

Career Confidence: How to leverage your sorority experience 

Conquering Conflict: Navigating difficult conversations with confidence 

Crafting your chapter brand: How to stand out and leave a lasting impression

Delegation Decoded: Empower your team and unlock their leadership potential

Facilitation Foundations: How to guide groups with confidence and facilitate with flair 

Get ready to raise: Explore strategies for chapter fundraising and unleash your team’s potential  

Home Sweet Home: Create a sense of belonging and build harmony in the chapter facility 

Measuring Success: Design a member experience driven by data 

Listening Sessions: Share your thoughts with Fraternity leaders 

Frequently Asked Questions

All Executive Council positions and AAC members are invited to attend College Weekend. Chapters may send as many attendees as they would like. Of course, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when deciding who your chapter should send.  
  1. Chapter budget. What funds are available to send a member? Registration and travel expenses are typically covered by the chapter.  
  2. Current chapter leaders. Who is likely to gain the most from the College Weekend experience and curriculum? Sending chapter officers makes the most sense for chapters hoping to get the most out of their investment.  
  3. Needs of the chapter. Which colleges (tracks) offer the most valuable information for your chapter?  
The best piece of advice: before determining whom your chapter should send to College Weekend, seek the insight of your AAC and, if needed, your Regional Team. Each chapter should participate fully in the Pi Beta Phi Officer Training Program in the Online Learning Center regardless of their participation in College Weekend. 

Every chapter officer and Advisor attending College Weekend is required to register for a track. Chapter officers should register for the College in their specialty area. Advisors must register for the Alumnae Advisory Committee College. Space is limited in each track, so register as soon as possible! 

You will attend your registered “College” on Friday and Saturday. While your College should be specific to your officer position, Sunday’s workshops are open to all attendees. During registration, you will be asked to rank your top five preferences from a list of eleven workshops.  

All requests for attendee fee refunds must be made in writing to prior to 5 p.m. CST on December 18, 2023. Any request for registration substitution must be made in writing to prior to 5 p.m. CST on January 10, 2024. All substitutions must be for the same College Weekend track as the member originally registered. 

If chapter elections are not completed by the registration deadline, it is recommended the chapter’s Leadership and Nominating Committee select the member(s) they think should attend on behalf of the chapter.  

It is required for all officers to watch their training videos on the Pi Beta Phi Online Learning Center prior to attending College Weekend.

All attendees must digitally acknowledge the Pi Beta Phi Event and Meeting Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form when registering for College Weekend 2024. Pi Beta Phi is partnering with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to ensure all current norms of industry cleaning standards are being met during College Weekend 2024.  

It is recommended that attendees test for COVID-19 and monitor any symptoms prior to departing for St. Louis. In the case that an attendee has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the event or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath prior to departure for St. Louis, the attendee should not travel and shall not be permitted to attend the event.  


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