Pi Beta Phi
At the University of Richmond
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 151 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 readings books 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 2019 Chapter President of the Virginia Eta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Joining this sisterhood has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career, and I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to my sisters in this position while gaining invaluable leadership skills as head of our chapter. Our sisterhood is full of bright, compassionate, and driven women who are dedicated to making themselves and their communities the best they can possible be, women who inspire me to give more, achieve more, and love more every day. 

    I know that the skills and experiences I have gained as a Pi Phi and as chapter president will stay with me long after my four years at the University of Richmond, as will the lifelong friendships and I have made with my sisters. My sisters and I are so grateful for the many ways that Pi Beta Phi has enhanced our college experiences, and I invite you to explore our website to see for yourself all that our Pi Phi sisterhood has to offer.

Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Kathryn Lynch