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CA Omicron Colonization Story

Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at Chapman University

Published On: 2015-02-27

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Jenny Schmidt,
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Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at the University of San Diego  

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA—February 26, 2015 – Pi Beta Phi welcomed more than 100 New Members to its newest chapter, California Omicron at Chapman University, February 20-22, 2015. In keeping with Pi Beta Phi’s focus on literacy education, the weekend kicked off a literacy themed open house. Members from the California Mu Chapter from Pepperdine University assisted a team of Fraternity officers, Alumnae Advisory Committee members and staff with Preference Parties Saturday. The New Member class was pledged on Sunday morning and a Bid Day celebration lunch was held immediately following. Sunday activities included attendance by many supportive alumnae.

“The support from Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Orange area has been amazing,” said Grand Vice President Membership Cindy Rice Svec. “The Panhellenic community has also been very supportive of our Resident Leadership Development Consultants including helping them table as well as jumping in to help create door decorations for our New Members.”

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 California Omicron Chapter at Chapman University will be installed on May 9, 2015.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 200 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations 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.