Welcome to the Michigan Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. This is an exciting year for both Pi Beta Phi and Michigan Alpha as we celebrate the 150th and 130th anniversaries of our beloved fraternity and chapter in 2017.
We believe the following words spoken by our youngest founder, Libbie Brook Gaddis, demonstrate why Pi Beta Phi remains relevant 150 years later as a leading fraternity for woman, “For while there are deeper and holier relations than that of Pi Beta Phi, still nothing purer or lovelier graces the name of friendship.”
Pi Beta Phi challenges members to uphold high standards in their personal and social lives through the cultivation of our six core values: Honor and Respect, Philanthropic Service to Others, Sincere Friendship, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Integrity, and Lifelong Commitment. From studying in the library together and cheering on a sister at a track meet to making nachos in the kitchen at midnight, crowding around the television to watch a rom-com, and the many two minute conversations that turn into four hour conversations late into the night, Pi Phi's not only challenge each other to become their personal best but also recognize the importance of cultivating meaningful and lasting friendships.
Across Hillsdale College’s campus, you will see Pi Phi sisters winning scholarship awards, competing on our swim and track teams, chairing philanthropy organizations, performing scientific research, studying abroad, competing in mock trial, interning in the nation’s capital, and impacting their communities in countless other ways. Our distinct personalities and emphasis on sincere friendship at Michigan Alpha provide us with opportunities for growth as we challenge each other to pursue our own personal best and support our sisters as they reach towards fulfilling their own dreams.
Hillsdale College teaches us that “Strength Rejoices in the Challenge” and urges us to pursue the good, the true, and the beautiful. Pi Beta Phi, for me, extends this noble calling and provides me daily with the friendships, support, and motivation necessary to reach towards my goals.
Pi Beta Phi reminds me that sisterhood remains a constant far beyond college years as our emphasis on lifelong commitment demonstrates that the ideals and friendships that bind us now continue for the rest of our lives.
This is a historic year for Pi Beta Phi and the Executive Council of the Michigan Alpha chapter is excited to welcome you. We are here to serve, so feel free to check out our biographies and contact us with any questions you may have. We cannot wait to hear from you!
In the Wine and Silver Blue,
The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
The vision of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to be recognized as a premier organization for women by providing lifelong enrichment to its members and contributing to the betterment of society.
Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others, Sincere Friendship.
Wine and Silver Blue
Angels and Arrows
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women was founded on April 28, 1867.
The Michigan Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded on May 21, 1887.
Jennie Nicol, M.D., Libbie Brook Gaddis, Clara Brownlee Hutchinson, Ada Bruen Frier, Emma Brownlee Kilgore, Fannie Thomson, Margaret Campbell, Rosa Moore, Nancy Black Wallace, Inez Smith Soule, and Fannie Whitenack Libbey.
We Invite you to check out our International Website to learn even more about us.
© 2015 Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
The Mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to promote friendship, develop women of integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
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