Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. The 12 founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women patterned after men’s groups at a time when only five state universities admitted women. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization continuing to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond.

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women distinguishes itself in the fraternity and sorority world by leading the way as one of the first of seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Pi Phi was also the first to organize a national philanthropic project, form an alumnae department and establish an Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) for each collegiate chapter.

Today, Pi Beta Phi continues to encourage women to develop meaningful relationships as they reach for their personal goals. Collegiate membership in Pi Beta Phi and the relationships it yields help members adjust to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and leadership development. As an alumna, members are part of a network of sisterhood and friendship of more than 200,000 sisters worldwide.

During a time when few women were admitted to colleges and universities, Pi Beta Phi created a feeling of unity among pioneering women. We have a long, rich history that is steeped in tradition and values, and the ideals set forth by our Founders are what we still live by today.

Chapter Update

The Montana Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi is looking forward to kick off the Fall Semester!

Our chapter had a great year last year! We had a great time celebrating Pi Phi’s 150th Anniversary by hosting a large founders day event and book drive with alumnae. We were awarded the most improved sorority and excellence in recruitment. We were also internationally recognized as the #1 chapter of Pi Beta Phi for our Philanthropic services.  Our chapter is extremely proud of our accomplishments and intends to continue to strive for greatness in the up and coming school year!

Our members are known for their involvement on campus and in the Bozeman community. There are Pi Phi women in many student organizations such as Engineers Without Borders, ASMSU, Advocats, Orientation Leaders, Not In Our House, Intramural Sports, honor societies and many others! We also like to fill our spare time with philanthropic service. We are so excited for our fall event, Pie a Pi Phi, where all the proceeds are donated to our foundation to support literacy. In the Spring we will be participating in CARS (Champions are readers), where members of our chapter go to schools in the area and read with elementary school children.

With the beginning the fall semester comes many activities for our Chapter. We will be participating in fall recruitment, and can’t wait to meet all the amazing new faces in the Greek community. We will also have sisterhoods, take part in MSU’s homecoming parade and our women will enjoy a formal dinner with the President of our University, Dr. Waded Cruzado. The women of Pi Beta Phi are so excited to welcome new members into our sisterhood and all the activities that the fall semester brings!


Nickname Pi Phi
Philanthropy Literacy
Address 1304 South 5th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Local Chapter Website https://www.pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/montana/
National Website http://www.pibetaphi.org/
Chapter President

Tacey Howe


Pi Beta Phi Bid Day CirclePi Beta Phi TWYKPi Beta Phi National AwardPi Beta Phi Chapter PhotoPie a Pi Phi PhilanthropyPi Phi Homecoming

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