"I trust that the companionship and friendships formed in your college may prove sweet and lasting as those of us girls in 1867 … a tie that will bind you to achieve the highest and best in life." - Fannie Whitenack Libbey, Founding Member of Pi Beta Phi



 Welcome to Ohio Iota! 

Becoming a sister of Pi Beta Phi will not only make your collegiate experience more meaningful, but it will present you with new and exciting opportunities. Pi Beta Phi values leadership, academics, service, intellectual development and balance in our members. We invite you to browse our website to learn all about our sisterhood at the University of Dayton! 



 Initiation 2016!

After a fun filled I-Week we have initiated 61 members into Ohio Iota Pi Beta Phi! We are so excited to have all of these new members join our sisterhood. These past few weeks we've been able to get to know each other and build relationships with the new members. Thank you to our Vice President of Fraternity Development, Maggie Boyd and our Initiation Chair, Shannon Egan for all of their hard work. 

 Initiation 2016 





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A Letter From The President: 

 Welcome to the website of the Ohio Iota chapter of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Dayton! 

    When I first came to University of Dayton, I admit that my perception of sororities was by all means limited. Basing my opinions off of Pinterest and Instagrams I had seen, if you had asked me to sum up what all was involved in being in a sorority, I probably would have responded “Lilly Pulitzer, random greek letters, crafting, and an occasional themed social event.” Two and half years later, I cannot believe how far from the truth that actually was. 

    To be completely honest, I had not initially intended on going through recruitment.  Majority of my family members had previously attended UD and none of them were Greek so I made up my mind early on that I would not be either. However, toward the middle of my first semester of my freshman year, I felt as though I was missing out on something. After a lot of going back and forth with myself, I decided I would go through Recruitment just for the heck of it. I walked through the doors of a “Pi Phi Paradise” themed open house, met the girl who would eventually become my big, and was captivated by an indescribable sisterhood I so badly wanted to be a part of. Needless to say, it was the best decision I have made at UD.

  I am so proud to be a part of a chapter of such beautiful, intelligent, and kind women. Committed to personal and intellectual growth, the women of Ohio Iota have worked together to achieve the highest GPA on campus 10 semesters in a row. Furthermore, I am continuously in awe of my sisters and the value they place ongiving back to others. We are passionately active in the Dayton community, participating in many philanthropic events on campus and in the greater Dayton area including CAR (Champions are Readers), Pi Day, Arrowspike (a volleyball tournament for the Fraternities in which all proceeds go to our nationalphilanthropy, Read.Lead.Achieve.), and so many more.

  When it really comes down to it though, my absolute favorite part of being a Pi Phi at the University of Dayton is being able to share in a sisterhood that will without a doubt last a lifetime. After celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our chapter in the fall of 2014, I was able to see firsthand that sisterhood truly is forever. I am honored to serve this chapter and to give back to a group of women that constantly inspires, supports, and loves one another.


Pi Phi Love and All of Mine, 

Lizzy Riddle

 Chapter President