Menu

About Pi Beta Phi

Pi Beta Phi was founded at Monmouth College in Illinois on April 28, 1867. Our twelve founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women, originally known as I.C. Sorosis, at a time when only five state universities admitted females. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization that continues to enrich the lives of many during collegiate years and beyond.

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women was one of the first of seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). It was also the first to organize a national philanthropic project, form an alumnae department, and establish an Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) for each collegiate chapter.

As an alumna, members of the organization are part of a network of sisterhood and friendship of more than 200,000 sisters worldwide. The official symbol and badge of Pi Beta Phi is the golden arrow, and the official flower is the wine carnation. The fraternity colors are wine and silver blue.

Those in need of a letter of recommendation or RIF to be submitted to a Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapter should contact Allyson Prokes, ACRIC Chair.