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Alumna Initiates 17

Alumna Initiate Program

The opportunity to join Pi Beta Phi Fraternity does not end in college. If you or someone you know is interested in membership in Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, consider the alumna initiate program.

What Are The Requirements for Potential Alumna Initiates?

Pi Beta Phi seeks active members of the local community, whose values would complement the Fraternity, to become alumna initiates. Ideal candidates should be sympathetic with the work of the Fraternity, have a desire to participate in alumnae life and commit to being lifetime members of Pi Beta Phi. Pi Beta Phi membership is for life!

The requirements for potential candidates are listed below:

  • A woman who has attended an accredited four-year college or university, and is no longer an undergraduate student may be considered
  • The candidate must be 26 years of age or older
  • The candidate must never have been initiated into another National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organization
  • The candidate is required to pay an initiation fee and dues to the Fraternity, as well as read an abridged version of the Constitution and Statues, prior to initiation

What is the Process for Alumna Initiate Approval?

A prospective alumna initiate is sponsored by an alumnae club. An interested candidate may contact Pi Beta Phi Headquarters for an alumnae club leader in their area or email the Engagement Coordinator at Pi Beta Phi Headquarters. Alumnae Engagement Directors may also assist a potential alumna initiate if there is no local alumnae club in their area. Alumnae clubs who would like to submit an application can find one here.

Collegiate chapters may propose an alumna initiate to a local alumnae club. A professor or advisor with whom the collegiate member or chapter has a special connection or a woman with a close relationship to a collegiate member (mother, sister, close family friend) are ideal candidates.


  • Once club and chapter approval is received the Official Information Sheet will be sent to the Grand Vice President Alumnae for approval
  • If the Grand Vice President Alumnae approves the candidate for membership, initiation is held at the time of the next regular collegiate initiation ceremony. 
  • Alumna initiates may be initiated during the installation of a new collegiate chapter or at Pi Beta Phi’s Biennial Convention at the invitation of Grand Council

What are the Benefits of Alumna Initiate Membership?

Alumnae Initiates can expect the following:

  • A network of sisters and friends who will support you in achieving personal and professional goals, throughout your life.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community and in the lives of others through literacy service.
  • Scholarship opportunities as an undergraduate, for graduate study and for continuing education through Pi Beta Phi Foundation.
  • Access to leadership development through Pi Phi's award-winning member development program, Leading with Values®.
  • Opportunities for leadership and professional skill development through networking and signature events, including Leadership Academies, convention and officer retreats.
  • Lifelong commitment to and from Pi Beta Phi.
  • The opportunity to give back, whether through volunteering your time and talents or financial resources.
  • Fulfillment from an organization deeply rooted in six core values: Integrity; Lifelong Commitment; Honor and Respect; Personal and Intellectual Growth; Philanthropic Service to Others; and Sincere Friendship.
  • The opportunity to continue the legacy established by the first women’s fraternal organization, Pi Beta Phi, and to make an impact on generations of Pi Phis to come.