Pi Beta Phi - VT Beta

Addresses

369 S Prospect St

Burlington, VT 05401

United States

Phone Numbers

(802) 862-9500
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Summary

With a clear commitment to service and a culture that develops the whole person, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity is a values-based organization in which individual development is a key component of the mission and vision of the organization. Pi Beta Phi attracts women who possess a desire to be a part of a dynamic organization promoting  growth in all areas of life.

 

Mission

The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.

 

Core Values

Integrity

Lifelong Commitment

Honor and Respect

Personal and Intellectual Growth

Philanthropic Service to Others

Sincere Friendship

 

Website

www.pibetaphi.org/uvm

 

National Website

http://www.pibetaphi.org/

 

Officers

President: Grace Wagner (vtbetapresident@gmail.com) 

 Vice President of Member Development: Cassie Furlong

 Vice President of Fraternity Development: Abby Shuster

 Vice President of Administration: Caitlin de Nagy

 Vice President of Finance: Sarah Lewis

 Vice President of Communications: Lauren Fecura

 Vice President of Philanthropy: Lindsay Sweet

 Vice President of Membership: Molly Feldman (vtbetavpm@gmail.com) 

 Vice President of Event Planning: Danielle Banky

 Vice President of Housing: Claire Wyatt

 New Member Coordinator: Jessica Hella

 Policy and Standards Board Chair: Emma Rubin

 

 

Chapter Facts

Pi Beta Phi was founded locally in 1898 by several ambitious young women. Among these women was Grace Goodhue, later Grace Coolidge first lady of the United States. Our chapter house is home to seventeen chapter members who live and work together. We employ a chef and cleaning staff for the chapter members as well as a House Director who lives with and offers assistance to the women in the house. Our house is an historical landmark in the state of Vermont which means it has not Been changed since its construction.

 

 

 

Organization Facts

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity was founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, on April 28, 1867, as I.C. Sorosis. Pi Beta Phi was the first national secret college society of women to be modeled after the Greek-letter fraternities of men. During a time when few women were admitted to colleges and universities, Pi Beta Phi created a feeling of unity among pioneering women. Currently, Pi Phi has 130 chapters in the United States and Canada.

 

 

Fun Facts: 

 

Colors: Wine and Silver Blue

 

Symbol: Golden Arrow

 

Flower: Wine carnation

 

 

Famous Alumni

Grace Coolidge, Former First Lady

Jennifer Garner, Golden Globe Winning Actress

Barbara Bush, Former First Lady

Carrie Chapman Catt, Founder of the League of Women Voters

Ann Turner Cook, Original Gerber Baby

 

Philanthropy

Pi Beta Phi is dedicated to philanthropic and community service efforts that will remove the barrier of illiteracy.

This means we support literacy in a number of ways: through unique partnerships with organizations, through financial backings, through club and chapter programming and so much more.    

 

 

The sisters of Vermont Beta volunteer in a third grade classroom at JFK Elementary School. Every day sisters assist the students in this classroom with math, reading, and writing. In addition to the daily volunteering, the sisters of Vermont Beta also attend Fraternity Day of Service. Since 2005, Pi Phi’s have been giving their time, talents and treasures to their local communities to promote reading in honor of Fraternity Day of Service on or around March 2. Through Read > Lead > Achieve initiatives like Fraternity Day of Service, Pi Phi’s make a huge impact in their communities by creating awareness around the importance of reading to children and providing service to others. On this day all of our sisters volunteer in several classrooms at JFK Elementary and assist the students in a special project.

 

Awards 

Chapter of the Year: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2014

GPA Achievement: Above UVM All Women's 2015

Excellence in Recruitment and Retention 2015

Quota Certificates

Excellence in Service Initiative 2015

"We Live for Each Other" Philanthropy Award 2015

Excellence in Community Involvement and Leadership 2015

Excellence in Alumni Relations 2015