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Wyoming Alpha Chapter to Close in May 2013

Published On: 2013-03-08


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Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
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Pi Beta Phi Wyoming Alpha Chapter to Close in May 2013

Laramie, WY – March 8, 2013 – Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women regrets to share the undergraduate members of the Wyoming Alpha Chapter voted to relinquish their charter effective May 16, 2013. For the past several years, the chapter has struggled to grow the size of the chapter and deliver the membership experience Pi Phi promises.

Pi Beta Phi Headquarters staff and volunteers have worked closely with the chapter and provided our highest level of support in hopes of creating and sustaining a chapter at the University of Wyoming. Unfortunately, the chapter has been unable to build their membership and therefore sustain a viable membership experience. The chapter facility will remain open through the spring at which time all members of the chapter will be granted alumna status at the end of the school year.

The Wyoming Alpha Chapter is more than 100 years old and has several dedicated and passionate alumnae. “Pi Phi doesn’t take closing chapters lightly,” Pi Beta Phi Grand President Mary Tatum said. “The current chapter members were very courageous in their decision. We encourage all members enrolled at the University of Wyoming to continue the lifelong sisterhood as alumnae outside of the chapter setting.”

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded at Monmouth College in Illinois in 1867, Pi Beta Phi has 136 chapters and more than 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 leads the way to a more literate society through its Read. Lead. Achieve.® literacy initiatives, including its reading enrichment program Champions are Readers®, its Canadian philanthropy Arrow in the Arctic and its partnership with First Book®. All of these engaging literacy initiatives are supported by The Literacy Fund at Pi Beta Phi Foundation. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.