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Integrity

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Lifelong Commitment

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Honor and Respect

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Personal and Intellectual Growth

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Philanthropic Service to Others

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Sincere Friendship

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Integrity

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Lifelong Commitment

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Honor and Respect

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Personal and Intellectual Growth

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Philanthropic Service to Others

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Sincere Friendship

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Integrity

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Sincere Friendship

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Lifelong Commitment

Symbols

  

 The Badge 

 Badge

The badge of I.C. Sorosis, which was chosen by the founders in 1867, consisted of a golden arrow with the letters "IC" on its wings. When the name of the Fraternity was changed to Pi Beta Phi, the Greek letters replaced the "IC" on the wings. At the Yellowstone National Park Convention in 1934, the convention body voted to limit the links in the chain of the badge to 12 — one for each founder.

Upon initiation, a member is given a gold-filled arrow badge. If she wishes, she may order a jeweled badge through Headquarters atnominal cost. Only initiated members of Pi Beta Phi wear the golden arrow badge over the heart, with the tip of the arrow pointed up. 

The Crest

Crest

The crest, or coat of arms, of Pi Beta Phi is a lozenge blazoned with the Brownlee family crest. An eagle is displayed in the middle,on top of which is the seal of Monmouth College (where Pi Phi was founded). The blazing sun, with the Latin word LUX in the center, is on the eagle's chest. In the eagle's right talon is the monogram "IC," and the left talon holds the arrow of Pi Beta Phi.

The lozenge signifies that the arms represent a women's organization; the eagle, by holding the "IC" in one talon and Pi Beta Phi arrow in the other, signifies the absolute identity between I.C. Sorosis and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. The coat of arms was adopted as the official fraternity crest at the 1912 Evanston Convention.

The Flower 

 Carnation

Adopted at the 1890 Galesburg Convention, the wine carnation became the official flower, with these words: "The roots of the flower are the founders, for from them the whole plant grew ... the stem represents the Grand Council. It gives to us what was received from the roots. It gives us height and strength ... the leaves of our flower are the alumnae. They stand nearest the stem and assist it in its work.

They are in communication with the world and breathe in for us the best of the world's ideals ... the petals are red for the girls are loyal. As it is the rich, wine color that makes the flower attractive, it, too, is the warm fervent loyalty of its members making Pi Beta Phi beautiful in the eyes of everyone. The pistil is the spirit, and the stamens are ideals of Pi Beta Phi. The petals stand closely united around these to defend and protect them."

The Pledge Pin  

 Badge 1

The pledge pin is an arrowhead of Roman gold mounted with the Greek letter B (Beta) in burnished gold.

  The Angel 

 Angel

Fraternity history tells of songs about Pi Phi angels becoming popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s with skits depicting Pi Phis as angels often used in recruitment. Angel collections are popular among many Pi Phis. The founders did not choose the angel as a fraternity symbol; however, it is a worthy unofficial symbol of Pi Beta Phi.

 Colors and Motto

 Colors

 The colors of the Fraternity, wine and silver blue, and the first Greek motto, Pi Beta Phi, were adopted at the 1882 Burlington Convention.