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Beauxs and Arrow

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Bid Day

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Big and Little

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Colorado Gamma

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Hiking!

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CSU and Letters

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Fall

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Go Pi Phi!!

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Hats

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Homecoming

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HOPE

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Initiation

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Lemonade for Literacy

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On the Oval

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Pi Phi Leadership

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Pi Phi Camping Wings

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Ramfest

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Recruitment

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Rocky Mountain Showdown

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Winter at CSU

Symbols

Symbols are an important part of the understanding and appreciation of the Fraternity, serving as outward signs of unspoken ideals that all Pi Phis share.

Badge

THE 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 1934 Yellowstone Convention, 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 replacement 10k gold badge at our Headquarters’ store, Pi Phi Express. Only initiated members of Pi Beta Phi wear the golden arrow badge. It is worn over the heart with the tip of the arrow pointed up.

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THE 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 meaning light 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 coat of arms represents 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.

Carnation

THE 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.

New Member Pin

THE NEW MEMBER PIN

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

Angel

THE 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 during 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

COLORS AND MOTTO

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