Pi Beta Phi
The first national organization for women, Pi Beta Phi, was founded in 1867 at Monmouth College. UGA's Georgia Alpha Chapter was established in 1939 and is one of 131 chapters.
Pi Phi's symbol, the arrow, is always aimed up and worn over the heart to represent Pi Phi's permanent place in a member's heart. This arrow can also be found on Parker pens and Wrigley's gum, displaying Mrs. Wrigley's and Mrs. Parker's dedication to their sorority.
Pi Beta Phi hosts their Kick It With Pi Phi Kickball Tournament and Pi Phiesta to raise money for its three philanthropies: the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a year-round school for education in arts; First Book, an organization that gives children from low-income families the opportunity to own their first book; and the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships for low income women to further their education. Pi Phi is also a partner in education with Alps Road Elementary in Athens where members tutor students regularly.
Pi Phis believe it is their leadership and diversity that brings the chapter together. Some of the activities Pi Phis are involved in are Arch Society, Equestrian Team, Order of Omega, Hoop Girls, Red Hotz Dance Team, Alternative Spring Break, Pink Ribbons, Club Lacrosse, Club Soccer, ugaMIRACLE, Habitat for Humanity, HERO, Little Red Book, Noteworthy and Special Olympics.
The mission of Pi Beta Phi is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. There is an unmatched level of integrity, commitment to excellence and a general aura of potential that sets a Pi Phi apart from the pack. That's because she's a member of a premier organization with a history steeped in tradition. The ideals set forth by their founders are what they live by today.
Pi Beta Phi hopes you have a fantastic experience at UGA and looks forward to meeting you! Go Dawgs!
Pi Beta Phi
886 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
Nickname: Pi Phi
Natonal Founding: Monmouth College, April 28, 1867
Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
Flower: Wine Carnation
Magazine: The Arrow