ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Dear Potential New Members,
My name is McKenna, and I am currently serving as Chapter President of Pi Beta Phi. I want to share with you all why I decided to go Greek and the incredible impact my Pi Phi sisters have had on my life.
I knew that I wanted to go through sorority recruitment at a young age as both my parents and many of my other family members had told me of their experiences as collegians in various Panhellenic and IFC chapters. The memories and stories shared with me piqued my interest, but what sealed the deal for me was witnessing the lifelong friendships my parents had maintained. I was fortunate enough to grow up seeing my mom’s sorority sisters and their families every year – I wanted the opportunity to create those friendships that would last a lifetime!
Our world today has been forever altered after the last two years we have endured, but for me, one thing has remained the same – my Pi Phi sisters and our chapter. Like you all, I had to navigate the new territory of online school, virtual communication, and social distancing, and it was anything but easy. My sisters were there for me when I needed them most – whether it was for a quick Facetime or a Zoom-organized sisterhood event! I am beyond grateful that I had such an incredible support system to lean on, one comprised of strong, supportive women.
Going into my senior year, I am able to reflect on how much Pi Phi has done for me. Pi Beta Phi has made it possible for me to grow into a better friend, leader, and student. Every day, I am so grateful to be a part of such a special sisterhood. Pi Phi has given me some of the most incredible memories and experiences I have ever had. From living in our beautiful chapter house and staying up way too late trying to mattress slide down our front staircase, pizza date nights at the water tower to watch the sunset, weekend trips down to the Oregon Coast, to dancing around our chapter house getting ready for CFS – my sisters have been there. Pi Phi has given me the extraordinary opportunity to form friendships like no other, as I have found women who have been there to pick me up when I fall, support me through extreme challenges, and be my biggest cheerleaders and celebrate my successes.
Recruitment is a week full of fun, emotion, excitement, nervousness, and event at times, sadness. I felt a wide range of emotions throughout the week, and in the end, I found my home away from home and a support system like no other. If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: have faith and trust in yourself and ask lots of questions! You will encounter so many incredible women throughout the whole week, and you will have some tough decisions to make along the way.
I cannot begin to express my excitement to get to meet MC 21! My wish for each of you is to find your lifelong friends who will choose to stand by you through the rollercoaster of life – just like I have in Pi Phi.
Go Cougs, Go Greek, Go Pi Phi
Pi Phi Love and Mine,
WASHINGTON BETA HISTORY
The Washington Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded at Washington State University on July 6, 1912. As one of WSU’s oldest chapters on
campus, we have enjoyed over a 100 years of rich bonds of sisterhood.
If our walls could talk, the stories they would tell of the laughter and
love that our sisterhood has cultivated for more than 100 years. Over
the last century, our chapter has seen an array of different women come
through our doors, but the one thing that remains the same is the set
of core values that our women hold in their hearts.
Pi Beta Phi values are not just words that hang on a wall in our chapter house but they live within all the women who are lucky enough to call themselves a Pi Phi.
-Honor and Respect
-Personal and Intellectual Growth
-Philanthropic Service to Others
As Pi Phis, we live these values everyday of our lives. We place an emphasis on lasting friendships that will endure the test of time. We look forward to finding dynamic women who share our values and want to be an essential part of our chapter’s history.