Legacy Policies and FAQs
Sharing Pi Phi sisterhood with a sister, daughter or granddaughter is a special part of the membership experience. Recommending a legacy for membership is a fulfilling way for alumnae to express their Lifelong Commitment to Pi Phi. The legacy information below may be helpful for Pi Phis and Potential New Members (PNMs) preparing for primary recruitment.
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Per Pi Phi’s Constitution and Statutes, a daughter, sister, or granddaughter of a current, initiated member shall be considered a legacy of the Fraternity. Chapters may add in their own bylaws to include step relationships and great granddaughters as legacies. Keep in mind that not all NPC groups have the same definition of a legacy; this definition is specific to Pi Phi.
Please note that following the legislative vote outcome of Convention 2021, Pi Phi chapters no longer provide special considerations to legacies in the recruitment process and no courtesy invitations are offered to legacies
Complete the Recruitment Information Form (RIF) if you are an alumna; the Fraternity no longer administers the Legacy Introduction Form (LIF).
Please know chapters are educated on legacy policies before recruitment begins. As our organization gets older, the number of legacies increases each year and membership selection decisions become more difficult for our collegiate sisters. For example, a number of Pi Phi chapters have more legacies come through the recruitment process than the total number of women they can extend bids to. Our collegiate members are guided to make what they believe is the best decision for their chapter at the time and that decision is theirs to make.
Chapters can choose from three legacy courtesy options for the 2020-2021 academic year:
Follow existing legacy procedures. These chapters will invite all legacies to the first invitational round and if invited to Preference, legacies will be placed at the top of the bid list.
Eliminate the top of the bid list courtesy but keep the first-round invitation courtesy. These chapters will invite legacies to the first invitational round.
Eliminate the top of the bid list courtesy and the first-round invitation courtesy. These chapters will consider legacies just as they consider any other PNM for membership. These chapters will meet the requirements of the Constitution and Statutes special consideration by identifying all legacies for members of the chapter prior to the start of recruitment.