Alumna Initiates

The opportunity to join Pi Beta Phi does not end in college. Our alumna initiate program is a meaningful opportunity to experience the Sincere Friendship, leadership development opportunities and Lifelong Commitment of Pi Phi sisterhood.


Becoming an alumna initiate of Pi Beta Phi

  • A network of sisters and friends who support you in achieving personal and professional goals throughout life. 
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community and in the lives of others through literacy service.  
  • Scholarship opportunities for graduate study and for continuing education through Pi Beta Phi Foundation. 
  • Access to leadership development through Pi Phi's award-winning member development program, Leading with Values®
  • Opportunities for leadership and professional skill development through networking and signature events, including Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute, convention and officer retreats. 
  • The opportunity to give back, whether through volunteering your time and talents or financial resources. 
  • Fulfillment from an organization deeply rooted in core values: Integrity; Lifelong Commitment; Honor and Respect; Personal and Intellectual Growth; Philanthropic Service to Others; and Sincere Friendship. 
  • The opportunity to continue the legacy established by the first women’s fraternity and to make an impact on generations of Pi Phis to come.

Qualifications and Approval Process

Pi Beta Phi seeks women active in their local communities whose values would complement the Fraternity to become alumna initiates. Ideal candidates are aligned with the work of the Fraternity, have a desire to participate in alumnae life and commit to being lifelong members of Pi Beta Phi.  

Collegiate chapters may recommend candidates for alumna initiation to clubs. Professors, advisors and women with close relationships to collegians (mothers, sisters and close family friend) are ideal candidates.

Interested in becoming an Alumna initiate?

Interested candidates may contact Pi Beta Phi Headquarters to connect with alumnae club leaders in their area. The alumna initiate application is available in the Resource Library.

Leading with values.

Pi Phi's collegiate and alumnae programming is designed to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.

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Every Sister. Every Year.

As a premier organization for women, we've supported and empowered our sisters since 1867. Your gifts to our Foundation provide the resources Pi Phi needs to ensure that work continues.

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We believe 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 in 1912. 

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