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Our Chapter

The Massachusetts Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi is one of seven Panhellenic sororities at MIT. We were chartered in the fall of 2008, and have initiated over 10 new member classes since then. We currently have 120 sisters, with 52 residing in our house located on campus. We gained residence in the fall of 2011, and the first sisters moved in in the fall of 2012.

Our chapter is committed to the philanthropic efforts of the fraternity, promoting literacy in any way we can. Arrowspike is our annual volleyball tournament, bringing the MIT community together to raise money for FirstBook and the Pi Beta Phi Foundation. We also have smaller events like Lollipops for Literacy, Pi Phi & Co., Ransom for Reading, and Fraternity Day of Service. Sisters are committed to philanthropic work outside of the fraternity as well. Pi Phi participates in Relay For Life at MIT, the Boston Marathon, and other personal causes and campus events. We support other greek organizations by participating in their philanthropy events throughout the year.

When we're not busy decorating our new house or collecting books for kids, we like to hang out together! Some of our favorite activities include watching movies, baking, Disney singalongs, going to dinner in Boston, or just relaxing in the lounges. No matter where we are, Pi Phis love to spend time together. There are weekly sisterhood events and mixers with other Greek groups. We also host a formal event every semester, ranging from game shows to dance parties; they give sisters a chance to dress up and bring a date along. Last year we even got to play laser tag at one of our phormals!
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Chapter Awards and Sister Achievements


2017

  • Greek Honor Roll
  • FSILG David N. Rogers Ideals and Values Award
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Excellence in Academic Mentoring Programming
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Excellence in Fraternity Heritage Programming
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Honorable Mention Chapter Service Award
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Spirit Award
  • Pi Beta Phi Regional Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership (Madeline Haas)
  • FSILG Outstanding GRA (Kristen Railey)

2016

  • Greek Honor Roll
  • Panhellenic Commitment to Service and Philanthropy
  • Panhellenic Outstanding Junior Sister (Hannah Zlotnick)
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Excellence in Community Service/Philanthropy Projects
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Excellence in Formal Recruitment
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Honorable Mention Excellence in Community Service/Philanthropy Projects
  • Pi Beta Phi Region 1: Honorable Mention Excellence in Literacy Activities

2015

  • Greek Honor Roll
  • Pi Beta Phi National Excellence in Formal Recruitment

2014

  • Northeast Greek Leadership Association Amy Vojta Impact Award for Philanthropy and Community Service
  • Highest Sorority GPA and 4th highest FSILG GPA (out of 39) on campus
  • Pi Beta Phi National's Spirit Award
  • Dacie Manion '15 was featured in main article of The Arrow for her inspiring run of the Boston Marathon
  • Rebecca Silverman '14 received the MIT Golden Beaver Award for her amazing work in Pi Phi
  • MIT Philanthropy Award

2013

  • Pi Beta Phi International Award for Outstanding AAC Financial Advisor presented to Alison Peterson, California Theta, for serving MA Gamma, MIT
  • FSILG Senior Legacy Award presented to Lizz Albany for her outstanding leadership in our chapter and her impact on the entire Greek community.
  • FSILG Outstanding RA Award presented to our RA for her outstanding contribution to our house and our community.
  • Senior Lizz Albany was featured in the Collegiate Spotlight section of The Arrow for her inspiring work at MIT and TIMtalks.
  • Best themed dance for SK Late Night (3rd year in a row!)

2012

  • FSILG David N. Rogers Ideals and Values Award (2nd year in a row!) in recognition of outstanding efforts in representing the highest ideal of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Service, and Fraternity. This is the IFC and Panhel's most prestigious award.
  • FSILG Senior Legacy Award presented to Kate Geyer for her outstanding leadership in our chapter and her impact on the entire Greek community.
  • FSILG Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award given to Emily Wood, for her alumna service to our chapter, serving as AAC VP Membership counterpart and AAC Chair.
  • Second highest Sorority GPA on campus.
  • Best themed dance for SK Late Night

2011

  • MA Gamma was featured in The Arrow for being the #1 Pi Phi chapter to fundraise for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation Friendship Fund and #5 Overall.
  • Panhel's Campus Involvement Award
  • FSILG David N. Rogers Ideals and Values Award
  • FSILG Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award given to Casey Pola, ME Alpha, for her alumna service to our chapter, serving as LDC and AAC VP Communications counterpart.
  • Panhel's Senior Recognition Awards went to Jessica Forster '11 and Tracey Hayse '11.
  • Greek Week winner.
  • Best themed dance for SK Late Night

2010

  • Panhel's Chapter Education Award given to the chapter that demonstrates a comprehensive education program for all members, beyond the new member education period.
  • Kelli Pointer '10 selected as Pi Beta Phi International winner of the Amy Burnham Onken Award for outstanding scholarship and campus and community leadership.
  • Melissa Crowell '11 chosen as Pi Beta Phi Region 1 Winner and International runner-up for the Silver Slipper Award for excellence of a Chapter VP Finance.

2009

  • Panhel's New Member of the Year Award given to Hillary Benson '10 for her significant contributions to the chapter or the Panhellenic Community despite her short time as a member
  • FSILG Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award given to Leslie Stachowiak, Wisconsin Alpha, for her contribution to the MA Gamma Chapter as the AAC VP Finance counterpart.
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