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 a strong Spring Semester! 

This past fall, Pi Beta Phi worked hard to complete over 800 hours of community service around Bozeman. Chapter members partnered with the Pi Beta Phi Foundation and local Bozeman non-profits to provide a wide variety of community service. During the Fall 2022 semester, MT Alpha hosted events like Pie a Pi Phi, a Basic Needs Drive donating to Bounty of the Bridgers, and their first ever Arrow Spike! The chapter is excited to continue their positive growing energy into the 2023 Spring Semester focusing on their core values and academic pursuits. Our chapter is extremely proud of our accomplishments and intends to continue to strive for greatness in the up-and-coming school year! 

Outside of academics, 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 Society of Women Engineers, ASMSU, MSU Circle K, Orientation Leaders, MSU Dance Marathon, Cats for Community, Intramural Sports, honor societies and many others! We also like to fill our spare time with philanthropic service. We are so excited for our spring event, Pi Phi’s Phinest, 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 of a new semester comes a wide variety of events, from informal recruitment to Founder's Day. The women of Pi Beta Phi are so excited to welcome new members into our sisterhood, to serve our community, and all the activities that the spring semester brings! 


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

Hailey Bennett

[email protected]

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