Pi Beta Phi President:
Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28th, 1867 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. It was the first organization to be established as a national fraternity for college women. Twelve young women founded it in determination to make a place for women in the collegiate world. The Creighton Nebraska Gamma chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 9th, 1994 and is one of more than 130 collegiate chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
The goals of Pi Beta Phi include cultivating sincere friendships through sisterhood, promoting scholarship, leadership and service to others, and encouraging members in moral, mental, and social advancement. Members have access to test files, study hours, tutors, and are awarded for receiving a 4.0 gpa. The members of Pi Phi are also involved in many different organizations around campus.
Our chapter prides itself in its strong sisterhood. Pi Phi has been at Creighton for fifteen years and has made its mark- not just on campus but internationally as well. The 2009 summer Pi Beta Phi leadership convention was attended by several of our chapter members in Dallas, Texas. Nebraska Gamma brought home the award for Excellence in Fraternity Heritage Programming—the best of all 134 Pi Phi chapters, right at Creighton! Also on the national level, we won the Top 10 Academic Scholarship Award (amongst Yale, Stanford, and MIT) and were named a Top 10 International Chapter! On the regional level, Nebraska Gamma received the Excellence in Team Cooperation Award, Excellence in Communications, and Excellence in Panhellenic Award.
Activities that Pi Phi participates in include sisterhood retreats, date parties and formals, as well as community service and philanthropic events. We enhance our friendships through angel sisters, beta buds, and big/little sisters. Pi Beta Phi also stresses the importance of reaching beyond our community to the world surrounding us. We are committed to literacy and education for children and families, and hold two annual philanthropies—Pig Skin Classic, a flag football tournament in the fall, and Pi the Pi Phis in the spring—in which all proceeds benefit literacy in our community. Pi Phi also proudly supports and actively participates in other Greek philanthropies throughout the year.
The Pi Beta Phi experience does not end with college. The Nebraska Gamma chapter cherishes its diversity and sisterhood. The fraternity has more than 350 alumnae organizations and offers a career networking mentor program to all members. The lasting friendships and memories we have made will extend beyond college to be cherished through our lives.
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