THE ALUMNAE CLUB
The purposes of alumnae organizations are to promote and support Fraternity literacy initiatives, assist and support collegiate chapters, provide recruitment information to prospective members, offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae who are new to the community and establish a social group that backs the ideals of Pi Beta Phi sisterhood.
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HISTORY OF PI BETA PHI
Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. The 12 founders had a vision to form the first national secret society for women at a time when only five state universities admitted women. Pi Beta Phi distinguishes itself in the Greek world by leading the way as one of the first of seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women’s fraternities and sororities. Pi Beta Phi was also the first organization to form an alumnae department in 1893, the first to organize a national philanthropic project in 1910 and the first to establish an alumnae advisory committee for each chapter in 1913. The founders of Pi Beta Phi created the Fraternity to cultivate sincere friendship, establish real-life objectives and promote happiness.Pi Beta Phi continues to encourage young women to develop meaningful relationships as they reach for their personal goals. Membership in Pi Beta Phi and the relationships it yields help sisters adapt to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and guidance.