Pi Beta Phi
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity was founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, on April 28, 1867, as I. C. Sorosis. Pi Beta Phi was the first national secret college society of women to be modeled after the Greek-letter fraternities of men.
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.
MT Alpha Pi Beta Phi had a great fall recruitment; we initiated 21 new members into our house for a total of 58 members now! With so many sisters, our house has reached capacity this Spring semester, which we are so excited about! It is definitely a busy and fun place to be, and all of the women of MT Alpha are enjoying the many chances to spend time together. We are continuing to recruit this spring semester, and look forward to adding more new members to our sisterhood.
At the end of September we held our second annual "Pie a Pi Phi" event. Community members along with the Fraternity and Sorority community were invited over for all you can eat pie and the opportunity to pie your favorite sorority member in the face. Over $1,000 for our philanthropy, literacy, was raised with this event! We are so excited about how well it went and are looking forward to doing it again next fall.
The chapter members are hard at work with spring semester in full swing. We have set a number of goals that we look forward to reaching, and have begun to work towards those. Our main goal is always to uphold all of Pi Beta Phi's core values and be the best representation we can be of this great organization. Our current chapter president and most recent chapter president went to Convention this previous summer, and brought back many ideas to continue improving as a chapter, which we are utilizing now. Our current Chapter President and two emerging leaders in the chapter will be attending a Leadership Academy in St. Louis, Missouri this spring, which is where our Headquarters is located. We look forward to hearing of the many ways we can continue growing and thriving at Montana State!