About Pi Beta Phi


In 2022, Pi Beta Phi will celebrate the 155th anniversary of its founding. With more than 240,000 women proudly claiming membership who are committed to the mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, which is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.

The vision of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to be recognized as a premier organization for women by providing lifelong enrichment to its members and contributing to the betterment of society.

Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Our 12 founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women patterned after men’s groups at a time when only five state universities admitted women. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization continuing to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond.

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women distinguishes itself in the fraternity and sorority world by leading the way as one of the first of seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Pi Phi was also the first to organize a national philanthropic project, form an alumnae department and establish an Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) for each collegiate chapter.

Today, Pi Beta Phi continues to encourage women to develop meaningful relationships as they reach for their personal goals. Collegiate membership in Pi Beta Phi and the relationships it yields help members adjust to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and leadership development. As an alumna, a member is a part of a network of sisterhood and friendship of more than 200,000 sisters worldwide. www.pibetaphi.org

The Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club was chartered in 1929 by ten area alumnae of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. Locally there are more than 800 Pi Beta Phi alumnae from colleges and universities across America and Canada who live in the Middle Tennessee area. http://www.nashvillepibetaphialumnae.org