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 proud to serve as the 2018 president of the Virginia Eta chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Leading this amazing group of women has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding experiences in my college career. Constantly being surrounded by sincere, intelligent, and unique women is why I am so proud to call myself a Pi Phi here at the University of Richmond.

Becoming a sister of Pi Phi has not only offered me extraordinary leadership experience, but has also given me friendships and mentorships that will last a lifetime. My sisters and I are so grateful for the wonderful experiences we have had in Pi Phi, and I invite you to explore our website to see everything our Pi Phi sisterhood has to offer.

Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Caitlin Livesey