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NV Alpha Story

Nevada Alpha Returns to UNR Campus

Published On: 2017-10-19

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Jenny Schmidt, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communication
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Pi Beta Phi Reorganizes at the University of Nevada, Reno
RENO, Nev. — Pi Beta Phi welcomed 97 New Members to its Nevada Alpha Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), October 13–15, 2017. In keeping with Pi Beta Phi’s focus on literacy education, the weekend kicked off a literacy themed open house. Members from the California Theta Chapter from the University of California, Davis assisted a team of Fraternity officers and Headquarters staff with Preference Parties Saturday. The New Member class was pledged on Sunday morning and a Bid Day celebration lunch was held immediately following. Many supportive alumnae attended Sunday’s activities.

“We are thrilled to return to the University of Nevada, Reno,” said Grand Vice President Membership Rae Wohlhueter Maier. “The campus and community have welcomed us, and the New Members are excited to begin their journey as women of Pi Beta Phi. We are committed to being valuable contributor to the Greek community at UNR and can't wait to see what the chapter will achieve.”

Over the next eight weeks, New Members will participate in Pi Beta Phi’s New Member Education Program, which is administered through the Fraternity’s award winning values-based programming, Leading with Values®. The New Member Education Program serves as an orientation to the organization for New Members and prepares them to become valuable members of Pi Beta Phi. Two Resident Leadership Development Consultants will be on campus throughout the year to support the New Members.

The Nevada Alpha Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno will host its initiation December 9, 2017.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae clubs worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.