About Our Chapter
Welcome to the Virginia Eta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Richmond!
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women was founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois. It was the first national secret society for women, modeled after male Greek letter organizations. Since then, Pi Beta Phi has excelled in leadership and service and we pride ourselves in being a part of such an established organization. We are proud to announce that this year, we are celebrating 153 years of sisterhood!
The University of Richmond’s Virginia Eta chapter was founded in 1987, still focused on the ideals of our founders. The 2011 opening of our own Pi Phi cottage gave us a home on campus to spend time together and make memories. Our members use the cottage for multiple purposes – from ice cream socials to Super Bowl parties to Bachelor nights. Not only do we love spending time with one another, we are also passionate about our philanthropy, which supports children’s literacy. You can find our sisters reading to students at local elementary schools, collecting books and school supplies for local children’s organizations, and dancing at our annual Lip Sync for Literacy fundraiser.
I am so proud to serve as the 2020-2021 Chapter President of the Virginia Eta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Joining this sisterhood has transformed my collegiate experience and has proved time and time again to help me foster the best version of myself. I am honored to have the support of my sisters, women that inspire me every day, as I give back to this chapter in the role of Chapter President. The leadership skills I am learning will help me grow into a more successful woman in my future pursuits and I am most thankful for this opportunity. The women of this chapter are brilliant, compassionate, and driven who show their dedication to improving themselves and their communities every day. My sisters drive me to give more, achieve more, and love more through their unending sincere friendships.
I know my time as Chapter President will continue to inform my decisions long after I leave the University of Richmond as this sisterhood is a lifelong commitment. My sisters are my best friends, biggest supporters, and role models all in one and I am so lucky to have found my home in Pi Beta Phi.
I’d love to invite you to explore our website to see for yourself how wonderful our sisterhood truly is!
Pi Phi Love and Mine,