Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute

July 14-17, 2022 | Washington University in St. Louis
Registration deadline extended through May 22.

The vision of Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute is to develop confident women leaders who contribute to making the impossible the inevitable. Leadership Institute presents hundreds of confident women leaders with the opportunity to understand their leadership capabilities and drive change. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Pi Phi leaders who will inspire and challenge them while discovering ways to leverage and expand their impact.

In this four-day experience, our objective is to encourage Pi Phis to identify their talents and help participants develop a plan so they can serve the world as resilient women leaders.

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Who Should Attend?

Leadership Institute is meant for all Pi Phis—whether you’re just starting your leadership journey, serving as a chapter officer or leading initiatives in your community. All attendees will leave with the tools to make change in themselves, their campuses and their communities.

Event details

Check-in begins on Thursday, July 14, at 2 p.m. CDT. All attendees must arrive on the Washington University campus in St. Louis, and be checked in no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Thursday, July 14. The program will begin promptly at 5 p.m. CDT.

On Sunday, July 17, sessions will conclude at 12 p.m. CDT. Please do not book travel earlier than 2 p.m. CDT.

Ground transportation options from the airport will be provided at a later date.


Washington University in St. Louis offers driving directions on their website. To park on campus, attendees must purchase a parking pass for $27 through the registration website. Washington University does not sell parking passes to individual attendees. Those driving should request a parking pass at the time of registering for Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute or contact events@pibetaphi.org

The Fraternity will make lodging accommodations on your behalf. Attendees will be staying in residence hall suites on the Washington University campus. When registering, you must either choose your own roommate or select that you prefer to meet a new sister, meaning you will be paired with another Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute attendee. Headquarters staff will do their best to accommodate your request, however we are unable to guarantee a roommate request. 

Meals are provided for Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast. 

Linen packages consisting of two bed sheets, one pillow, one blanket, two bath towels, two washcloths and two soaps are provided upon check-in. Remember to pack all necessary toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste as well as a hair dryer.   

In-room Wi-Fi is provided to you at no charge.

Dress will be casual. Jeans and T-shirts are acceptable, and many activities will require participants to physically engage. Participants are asked to refrain from wearing gym or lounge attire. Please note that outdoor temperatures in St. Louis will be hot and humid, while temperatures inside the meeting facility may be cool. Bringing a cardigan or sweatshirt is advised. 

Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute participants will be broken into small groups to discuss the themes presented throughout the event. The following women have applied and been selected to serve in this capacity:

  • Cara Bailey, Oregon Gamma
  • Fran DeSimone Becque, New York Alpha
  • Simone Becque, Michigan Beta
  • Jennifer Heidelberger Bertram, Nebraska Gamma
  • Ashlee Christofferson, Utah Alpha
  • Trudy Hartzell Clark, Maryland Beta
  • Brieanna Hodskins Criscione, Kentucky Alpha
  • Erin Davis, Michigan Epsilon
  • Michele Wilding Eichermueller, Oregon Delta
  • Tabitha Epperson-Graham, Mississippi Alpha
  • Amanda Fishman, Florida Alpha
  • Melissa Garlington, Texas Gamma
  • Lindsey Germono, Virginia Delta
  • Carly Miller Giesbrecht, Alberta Alpha
  • Kathleen Henze Hawing, California Delta
  • Kim Mullen Hebert, California Gamma
  • Heather Hopkins, Texas Beta
  • Autumn Hubbard, Michigan Alpha
  • Rebecca Shea Irvine, Michigan Gamma
  • Suzanne Gill Kriz, Illinois Eta
  • Jessica Donda Ledbetter, Michigan Alpha
  • Rainey Lynch, California Nu
  • Rae Wohlhueter Maier, Kentucky Beta
  • Suzanne Malone, Mississippi Beta
  • Georgia Malpartida, Florida Delta
  • Melissa Marshall, Connecticut Alpha
  • Sis Mullis, South Carolina Alpha
  • Kris Semenza Murphy, Montana Alpha
  • Irina Nanca, Connecticut Alpha
  • Jasmen O'Hara, Idaho Alpha
  • Alison Pilgrim, South Dakota Alpha
  • Wendy Labreche Pratt, Massachusetts Beta
  • Missy Reams, Iowa Eta
  • Tina Rivard, Pennsylvania Theta
  • Ruth Ann Roberts, Iowa Beta
  • Lisa Rede Roman, New Mexico Beta
  • Stephanie Schroeder, Illinois Eta
  • Jaime Scott, Virginia Iota
  • Luellen Clymo Smith, Washington Gamma
  • Lauren Jenkins Smith, Oregon Gamma
  • Kathy Wager Sprague, Alabama Gamma
  • Angel Bai Tang, Ohio Lambda
  • Mary Loy Tatum, Oklahoma Beta
  • Becky Krajewski Van Riper, California Kappa
  • Mary Collar Wall, South Carolina Alpha
  • Amy Tunison Wamsley, West Virginia Alpha
  • Malissa Robertson Weatherbie, Washington Gamma
  • Nelly Welsch, South Carolina Beta
  • Nanette Russell White, Louisiana Beta
  • Crista Coven Wray, Oregon Alpha
  • Donna Yurdin, Iowa Gamma

Measures will be taken to demonstrate further care and concern for in-person attendees. More information will be provided as we get closer to the event date.

Should a registrant no longer be able to attend, their registration will need to be canceled. The attendee fee will be refunded for registrations canceled prior to 5 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 16. Registrations are non-transferable, meaning a “replacement” registrant may not be substituted for an existing registrant. In the event of a registration cancelation, the open registration spot will be filled by the next registrant, which may include wait-listed registrants. The Fraternity is unable to register any “proxy” registrants. The Fraternity is unable to offer refunds after 5 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 16, 2022.

I was pleasantly surprised with how tailored the training was toward our own personal goals and aspirations. This was not a leadership training about how to be a better leader for Pi Phi – it was about how to be a great leader in your life. In your career path. Pursuing your dreams.

Alyssa Reed, Florida Alpha

I think what is most special about Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute is that it is designed especially for women. It goes beyond being a Pi Phi or even being a college woman; the program challenges the fundamental expectations and socialization of women — and that is something I have never experienced before.

Vanessa Hsia, California Eta

This weekend, I learned how to be the most effective leader that I can be. I learned so many simple, yet effective, details that will have such an impact on the way I communicate and interact with people moving forward. Leadership Institute was one of the most impactful and inspiring leadership movements that I’ve been a part of!

Sara Stremmer, Tennessee Delta


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