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GA Beta Bid Day Story

Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at Emory University

Published On: 2016-02-17

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Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at the Emory University  

ATLANTA—February 17, 2016 – Pi Beta Phi welcomed 115 New Members to its newest chapter, Georgia Beta at Emory University, February 12-14, 2016. In keeping with Pi Beta Phi’s focus on literacy education, the weekend kicked off a literacy themed open house. Members from the Georgia Alpha Chapter from the University of Georgia 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. Sunday activities included attendance by many supportive alumnae.

“We are thrilled to join the Emory University fraternity and sorority community,” said Grand Vice President Membership Rae Wohlhueter Maier. “I would like to offer my thanks to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as the other chapters on campus. Their support was key to a successful recruitment. I’m excited to see all that this chapter will do, not only for Pi Phi, but for the entire Emory University community.”

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. A Resident Leadership Development Consultant will be on campus throughout the year to support the New Members.

The Georgia Beta Chapter at Emory University will be installed on April 16, 2016.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 202 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.