Individually Unique,
Together Complete

About Pi Beta Phi

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 With nearly 150 years of experience, 138 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae clubs, Pi Beta Phi offers its members the opportunity to be part of an organization whose mission is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
Being a Pi Phi means having …

  • A network of sisters and friends who support each other in achieving personal and professional goals, throughout life. 
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others through literacy service. 
  • Scholarship opportunities through Pi Beta Phi Foundation. 
  • Access to leadership development through our award-winning member development program, Leading with Values®. 
  • Opportunities for leadership and professional skill development through networking and biennial events, including leadership academies, convention and officer retreats. 
  • Lifelong commitment to and from Pi Beta Phi. 
  • The opportunity to give back, whether through volunteering time and talents or financially. 
  • Pi Phi friendships in college that will last a lifetime. 
  • The opportunity to continue the legacy established in 1867. 

But Pi Phi isn’t just something you participate in during college. Pi Beta Phi offers its alumnae a lifetime of benefits including a network of sisters world-wide, continued literacy service opportunities, graduate and continuing education scholarships through Pi Beta Phi Foundation and, of course, friendships with Pi Phis you’ll meet through work, alumnae clubs or even during a chance encounter.

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Pi Beta Phi's History 

Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Our 12 founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women patterned after men’s groups at a time when only five state universities admitted women. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization continuing to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond.

The philosophy of Pi Beta Phi began when the founders created the Fraternity to cultivate lifelong bonds between its members as well as inspire them to achieve the highest and best in life. Throughout its history, Pi Beta Phi has helped young women develop meaningful relationships with others while reaching their personal potential. These relationships help sisters adapt to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and guidance.                                                                                                                                                          

Colors: Wine and Silver Blue  

Symbol: The Arrow   

Flower: Wine Carnation   

Badge: Golden Arrow- with 12 links in the chain representing the 12 founders of Pi Beta Phi.   

New Member pin: Golden Arrow with the Greek Letter Beta