Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute

July 14-17, 2022 | Washington University in St. Louis

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.

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:

  • Jennifer Heidelberger Bertram, Nebraska Gamma
  • Brieanna Hodskins Criscione, Kentucky Alpha
  • Tabitha Epperson-Graham, Mississippi Alpha
  • Amanda Fishman, Florida Alpha
  • Melissa Garlington, Texas Gamma
  • Carly Miller Giesbrecht, Alberta Alpha
  • Kim Mullen Hebert, California Gamma
  • Ashlee Janovak, Utah Alpha
  • Jessica Donda Ledbetter, Michigan Alpha
  • Rainey Lynch, California Nu
  • Rae Wohlhueter Maier, Kentucky Beta
  • Suzanne Malone, Mississippi Beta
  • Georgia Malpartida, Florida Delta
  • Sis Mullis, South Carolina Alpha
  • Kris Semenza Murphy, Montana Alpha
  • Jasmen O'Hara, Idaho Alpha
  • Alison Pilgrim, South Dakota Alpha
  • Wendy Labreche Pratt, Massachusetts Beta
  • Missy Reams, Iowa Eta
  • Lisa Rede Roman, New Mexico Beta
  • Stephanie Schroeder, Illinois Eta
  • Jaime Scott, Virginia Iota
  • Luellen Clymo Smith, Washington Gamma
  • Angel Bai Tang, Ohio Lambda
  • 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
  • Donna Yurdin, Iowa Gamma

Should you exhibit COVID symptoms, please call the Pi Beta Phi Headquarters Emergency Hotline at (636) 236-9463.
  1. Participants who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms must cease program activities and obtain either a self-test kit (provided by SPCS – Summer Program & Conference Services) or make arrangements to obtain a PCR test off-campus (they will be directed to urgent care facilities, emergency rooms or other testing facilities for COVID testing). Participants who test positive using the self-test may re-test off campus.  
  2. A participant who has symptoms of COVID-19, despite having a negative self-test, must make arrangements to complete a PCR test at an urgent care facility, emergency room or other testing facility for COVID testing. Upon submitting proof of a negative PCR test to SPCS, a symptomatic participant shall be permitted to return to their assigned room and re-join the Program.
  3. Participants who test positive for COVID-19 will be immediately sent home if they are local. Participants who live outside the greater St. Louis area will be placed in quarantine housing located within a separate area of the building they are currently residing in (“COVID Housing”) until they can make appropriate travel arrangements to return home (which time shall not exceed 48 hours after receiving the positive COVID-19 test result). Client must inform SPCS of COVID Housing room assignments within the program building so university housekeeping can be notified.
  4. During the 24-48 hours the COVID-19 positive participant is utilizing COVID Housing, the participant may provide their own meals to program participants or choose to have Bon Appetit provide meals to those participants in COVID Housing. However, the participant must inform Bon Appetit and SPCS at the beginning of Client’s program if Bon Appetit is providing meals. Bon Appetit can provide all meals plus snacks at a cost of $25 per day. The charges for such meals will be billed to the participant at the conclusion of the program along with all other miscellaneous expenses, if any. The participant must arrange to have all food picked up and delivered to the participant’s room while the such individual is residing in COVID Housing.

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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