The Houndstooth Press Chapter Spotlight:
Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Arkansas
Pi Beta Phi sorority was founded at Monmouth College in Illinois in 1867. The Alpha chapter was founded at the University of Arkansas on December 29, 1909. They were the 39th chapter of Pi Beta Phi, and now have over 400 active members. Arkansas Alpha is growing every year at 502 West Maple Street and continuing with their wonderful sisterhood every year.
This past August of 2016, they participated in Panhellenic recruitment along with 11 other sorority chapters. They welcomed home their new angels to their beautiful house that was renovated this past year, where they spent the day celebrating with their friends, family, and new sisters.
The Arkansas Alpha chapter is steadfast in their achievements on a competitive scale. They won the 2015 Carol of the Greeks, a philanthropic musical theatre competition, and for the 5th year in a row they won Greek Sing.
Pi Beta Phi’s national philanthropic efforts support education and literacy. The Alpha chapter hosts multiple events every year to support a multitude of organizations in these areas. In the early Fall they have the annual “Pi Phi 5k” which takes place around the beautiful campus of the University of Arkansas. This past September the race raised over $39,000 where the money was then used to purchase over 700 books that were donated to local programs advocating for literacy. They also host “Pizookie Night” at their house where they open up their home to their friends, and serve a delicious dessert of cookies and ice cream.
This past September they celebrated Dad’s day during the university’s parent’s weekend, where they hosted a brunch for their dad’s and families at their house. In February they hosted mom's day with a dinner and brunch, spending time together and welcoming their mom's into the sisterhood.
Arkansas Alpha’s sisterhood is thriving with their sisterhood events celebrating holidays, and other fun times with sweet sisters.
150 years later Pi Phi is still radiant! The sisters of the Alpha chapter are upholding their values and growing their sisterhood like never before. We cannot wait for another 150 years! Ring Ching!