Sisterhood is forever

Academics

Nationally, Pi Beta Phi encourages sisters to apply for academic excellence and integrity. As a chapter at one of the most academically rigorous schools in the world, Massachusetts Gamma makes scholarship a top priority by offering academic support, mentorship, and recognition.


Academic Support

Study Hours: Sisters host weekly study hours in the chapter house. Study Hours provide a quiet and encouraging environment for sisters to work on homework or projects, alone and together. Sisters can get both academic and motivational support at study hours, as well as help with specific assignments from older sisters in their classes and major. Many upper class sisters also hold review sessions before major exams for freshman and intro level classes in their specific field of study.

Course Mentors: With sisters in almost every major at MIT, MA Gamma has an extensive mentorship program which connects underclassmen with upperclassmen in their major, or the majors they are deciding between. ‘Course mentors' are available to meet one-on-one, but also often host study hours specifically designated as time to ask questions related to their major.

Personalized Plans: The Vice President of Member Development meets with sisters who are struggling academically or concerned about their schoolwork to develop personalized plans for academic success, including setting up meetings with Professors and finding tutors.

Academic Recognition

Academic Pearl: At Founders Day celebration, upperclass sisters who have cumulative GPA of 4.8 and above are presented with academic pearl to recognize their high academic achievement before all chapter members and alumni.

Smart Cookies: During every chapter meeting, sisters are encouraged to nominate themselves or another sister with specific achievements from that week to receive a smart cookie. Achievements recognized range from acing a challenging exam to being accepted into one of MIT's honor societies, to getting a summer internship offer, and completing the bridge loop.