pi phi facts

More than 153 years ago, 12 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. That organization — originally called I.C. Sorosis — is now Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, a sisterhood of more than 300,000 women. 

Learn more about Pi Beta Phi with some fast facts about our sisterhood.


Members: By the Numbers

316,000+

members have ever been initiated into Pi Beta Phi

19,750+

collegiate members across our 136 active chapters

211,000

approximate number of living Pi Beta Phi alumnae


Chapters: BY THE NUMBERS

204

Pi Phi chapters installed since 1867

136

active chapters across the United States and Canada

47

states, districts and provinces with active chapters


Alumnae Clubs: BY THE NUMBERS

289

active alumnae clubs in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom

2,500+

alumnae who volunteer in some capacity for Pi Beta Phi

16,800+

dues-paying alumnae


Notable Pi Phis

It's evident from your first encounter with Pi Beta Phi that this is a special group of women — independent, adventurous, creative, dedicated and bright. See a list of Pi Phis who have gained acclaim in their own unique ways.

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Pi Phi History

In 1867, 12 courageous young women at Monmouth College came together to form a sisterhood rooted in shared experiences, enduring values and Sincere Friendships. Today, more than 150 years and 300,000 members later, we continue to celebrate our founders' vision as sisters of Pi Beta Phi.

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