COVID-19 Updates

As concerns about coronavirus continue to rise, Pi Beta Phi strives to ensure you are informed and prepared as much as possible. We are actively monitoring these fast-moving developments and are addressing concerns on a case-by-case basis. Pi Beta Phi will continue to update this page if significant changes impacting the membership become available. 

Last updated, Wednesday, July 22 at 1:15 p.m. CDT  
 

STAY ENGAGED WITH YOUR PI PHI SISTERS


WHAT PI PHI IS DOING

Collegiate and Alumnae Operations
Universities are taking measures to prevent the spread of illness. Please encourage chapters to follow university guidelines and procedures and Pi Beta Phi’s Emergency Procedures if they become aware of any members who are infected.Communities and local municipalities are providing direction for residents based on the needs of that community. Alumnae clubs are encouraged to adhere to local direction when coordinating local gatherings and use caution.

In response to inquiries we are receiving, we have distributed the following communication: Please continue to consult with your Alumnae Advisory Committee counterparts or Regional Team. Pi Beta Phi Headquarters is also a resource and can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT at (636) 256-0680. If you have facility-related questions, please contact Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) at fhc@pibetaphi.org or (636) 256-0680.

Remote Work
Pi Beta Phi Headquarters (HQ) is doing our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Effective March 17, our HQ staff has gone to remote work status. While our office building has closed, we have not closed the office. We are set up to continue the day-to-day operations, including receiving calls and emails. We are working to minimize disruptions for our members, and do not expect delays in email and phone communications. However, incoming and outgoing postal mail will be delayed, including mail to our Foundation.


PI BETA PHI FOUNDATION

Though our physical office will be closed for the foreseeable future, our virtual office is open and our staff is available to assist you by phone, email, or teleconference. We are extremely grateful for your loyal support and we are committed to being responsive and supportive of our donor community during this time.

Emma Harper Turner Grants 
In response to sisters who may find themselves in financial crisis related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its economic and social impact, Pi Beta Phi Foundation can provide Emma Harper Turner (EHT) Fund grants. These grants can assist with funding of treatment, isolation, wage loss and more.

If you know a sister who may need assistance, please encourage her to apply for a confidential grant here. Applicants should choose the email option for their completed applications instead of mail. Scanned or clear photos emailed from their phones are acceptable. Completed applications should be emailed to EHTFundChair@pibetaphi.org.

How To Make a Gift
As the Pi Beta Phi HQ building is closed, we will not be able to physically process gifts sent by mail, online giving is the most efficient way to support Pi Phi philanthropically at this time. For this reason, we ask that future contributions be submitted online through our secure website. For information on how to make payments through other means, please contact us by phone at (636) 256–1357 or at fndn@pibetaphi.org.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

We encourage members to stay aware and informed by reading any information shared by your college/university and monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for details about the coronavirus, how it spreads and what you can do to help protect yourselves and your sisters.

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