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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

National Philanthropy

Pi Beta Phi’s 100 Year Literacy Vision: 

 "PI BETA PHI LEADS THE WAY TO A MORE LITERATE SOCIETY."  

Philanthropy

For 100 years, Pi Beta Phi has been a pioneer in service and philanthropy particularly in the field of education and literacy. Pi Beta Phi announced at the 2011 Convention the literacy platform for the next 100 years: Pi Beta Phi leads the way to a more literate society. Pi Beta Phi will accomplish this vision by providing tools, which support literacy skill development and engaging initiatives aligning with the following principles:

  • Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic work will be rooted in friendship. 
  • Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic work will be uniquely Pi Phi. 
  • Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic work will make its impact locally. 
  • Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic work will encourage reading. 
  • Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic work will allow members to give of time, talents and treasures. 

Current Read. Lead. Achieve. literacy initiatives include: 
First Book® 
In June 2007, Pi Beta Phi announced its corporate partnership with First Book, an international nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with a single mission to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Together, through innovative programs, First Book and Pi Beta Phi are committed to bringing new books to children from low-income families in communities across the United States and Canada.

Fraternity Day of Service 
Since 2005, Pi Phis have been giving their time, talents and treasures to their local communities to promote literacy in honor of Fraternity Day of Service on or around March 2. Fraternity Day of Service gives Pi Phis a chance to personalize their literacy service with their chapter, club or as individuals by planning and organizing a service event to encourage reading in their communities. Through Read. Lead. Achieve.®initiatives like Fraternity Day of Service, Pi Phis make a huge impact on their communities by creating awareness around literacy and providing service to others.

Sharing Our Stories Online 
Chapter and alumnae organizations are asked to make their mark on literacy, not only in their community, but also online as well. Each chapter and alumnae organization shares stories of literacy service on the Read. Lead. Achieve. Facebook page: www.pibetaphiliteracystory.org. Visit the page for literacy service ideas and to see stories, pictures and videos from our chapters and alumnae organizations across North America. 


Champions are Readers® 
Champions are Readers (CAR) is a month-long reading enrichment program for third graders. This easy-to-administer program is designed to supplement reading activities that schools already provide. The CAR program can be used for one classroom or several, and it is specifically designed to complement other local literacy programs that a club or chapter may direct. 

CAR Connect 
Launched in 2011, CAR Connect allows Pi Beta Phi alumnae organizations and chapters the ability to connect Champions are Readers (CAR) sites to First Book, automatically providing the CAR program with $200 to spend in the First Book Marketplace. If the CAR site refers a peer program, they will earn an extra $100 in First Book Marketplace credits and the peer program will then receive $200 in Marketplace credits. Any CAR site can participate in CAR Connect by registering as a First Book recipient group. All you have to do is help your CAR site register with First Book, and then it is off to the races!

Arrow in the Arctic 
Pi Phi's Canadian philanthropy, Arrow in the Arctic, supports literacy in Canada's Northern library systems: the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Established at the 1967 Convention to commemorate the centennials of Canada and Pi Beta Phi, Arrow in the Arctic donations are also helping to preserve the language and culture of the north's Inuit and First Nations. 

Read. Lead. Achieve. and Pi Beta Phi Foundation 
As of January 1, 2012, all financial support for Pi Phi’s literacy efforts comes together under The Literacy Fund at Pi Beta Phi Foundation. The collective financial resources from chapters, alumnae organizations and individuals will be targeted at the programs where they can have the most impact. Chapter gifts to The Literacy Fund support all Pi Phi literacy initiatives under Read. Lead. Achieve.

Members will be personally committed to Pi Beta Phi literacy initiatives. Check back often to see how Pi Beta Phi's initiatives are enhanced to meet both the needs of the membership and society.