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SC Alpha Installation Story

Welcome Back South Carolina Alpha

Published On: 2014-12-02

South Carolina Alpha alumnae as well as Pi Phis across North America joined 206 South Carolina Alpha collegians and four alumnae initiates to celebrate the chapter’s reinstallation weekend November 21–23, 2014. Campus leaders joined the Pi Phis for a Cookie Shine on Friday night, and Pi Phi alumnae from 43 chapters, as well as family and friends, attended the Installation Banquet on Saturday night. In honor of reinstallation of her chapter, Past Grand President Sis Mullis, South Carolina Alpha, gave the keynote address during Saturday night's banquet. Pi Phi also announced the donation of 500 books to South Kilbourne Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, to celebrate the chapter’s return to campus. 

Throughout their New Member period, the collegiate women not only learned about what it means to be a Pi Phi but also immersed themselves into the University of South Carolina fraternity and sorority community. During the fall semester, the women hosted a booth at Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks, participated in homecoming activities with the gentleman of Sigma Phi Epsilon and formed a team for Gamma Phi Beta's Moonball Kickball tournament.

Pi Beta Phi’s South Carolina Alpha Chapter at the University of South Carolina was originally installed in 1931. After 54 years on campus, the chapter voted to relinquish its charter in 1985 because of low membership. In the fall of 2012, the campus Panhellenic Council voted to open for extension. Pi Beta Phi submitted materials and offered a formal presentation to the University’s Extension Committee, and in February 2013, the Fraternity received the invitation to recolonize in the fall of 2014.

For more information about South Carolina Alpha, and to see photos from Installation Weekend, visit the chapter's Facebook page.