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CA Xi Establishment Story

Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at the University of San Diego

Published On: 2015-02-20


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Pi Beta Phi Establishes Chapter at the University of San Diego  

SAN DIEGO—February 19, 2015 – Pi Beta Phi welcomed more than 100 New Members to its newest chapter, California Xi at the University of San Diego, February 13-15, 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 Nu Chapter from the Loyola Marymount 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.

“One of our success strategies is to involve our local volunteers and the chapter’s Alumnae Advisory Committee from the very beginning,” said Grand Vice President Membership Cindy Rice Svec. “I also have to credit our success to the support we received from the Greek Life office as well as the other chapters on campus. I’m excited to see all that this chapter will do, not only for Pi Phi, but for the entire University of San Diego 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 California Xi Chapter at the University of San Diego will be installed on May 2, 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.