Why Pi Phi?

Since 1867, Pi Beta Phi has ensured women have the support of sincere friends, opportunities to lead and the inspiration to achieve their goals. We’re proud of our heritage and honor the legacy of Pi Phis who have come before us. Women coming together to support each other is as relevant today as when our 12 courageous founders formed the first women’s fraternity.

Friendship has been at the core of Pi Phi sisterhood for more than 150 years. Now more than 300,000 members strong, we cultivate relationships through shared experiences and values. We prioritize philanthropic work and maintain a century-long commitment to bettering society through literacy service. Our premier programming and member events promote personal, intellectual and leadership growth and provide Pi Phis a place to develop and practice their skills.

Our members know Pi Phi sisterhood lasts a lifetime. Whether serving as volunteers or staying connected through an alumnae club, our members remain dedicated to Pi Phi long after college.


Tell them about your experience as a sorority woman! The best thing Pi Phis can do to encourage Potential New Members to join is to share all the reasons you love Pi Beta Phi and demonstrate the impact Pi Phi has made in your life.

Currently, alumnae have a few options to recommend Potential New Members (PNMs) for membership in Pi Phi. The Recruitment Information Form (RIF) can be submitted online or the paper form can be mailed to chapters. If you’re not an alumna and know a Pi Phi legacy, you can let a chapter know about her legacy status through the Legacy Introduction Form (LIF). However, our recruitment polices will change for chapters participating in recruitment starting in Fall 2021. It’s important you understand these changes before you complete these forms. Learn more about the changes and proposed legislation that will impact Pi Phi’s recruitment practices.

Due to COVID-19 and campuses developing various plans for the fall semester, we’re highly recommending the use of the online RIF to ensure the chapter receives the form. You must be logged in to the website to gain access to the online form. If you do not have or cannot remember your login information, click the logon button at the top right corner of the home page and follow the steps to set up or reclaim your account.

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Today’s Recruitment

Each year, the recruitment process evolves. With new generations of PNMs, we see varying levels of interest, different expectations of the member experience and new policies and guidelines. If you’re an alumna, regardless of how long ago you went through recruitment, it’s likely the process has changed. Learn more about today’s recruitment experience below.

Frequently Asked Questions


Please know that a recommendation is not required for membership in Pi Beta Phi.

Headquarters can connect you with an alumnae club in your area who may be able to recommend you for membership. However, with changes pending at this summer’s convention, please know that some alumnae clubs may wait until July 1 to submit RIFs to chapters. Email a copy of your resume to  recruitment@pibetaphi.org for assistance.


Find recruitment dates and contact information for each chapter using the tool below. If the dates have passed or the chapter has not provided the most current dates to Headquarters, please visit the websites managed by the university or College Panhellenic for more information on their recruitment process and details.

Home is where your sisters are.

From traditional chapter homes to university residence hall and common meeting spaces, Pi Phi facilities give members a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to build bonds that last forever. 

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