Creating a strong sisterhood is a top priority in our chapter. Sisterhood and friendship have been at the core of Pi Beta Phi since the first meeting of our 12 founders in 1867. Today, more than 300,000 women have worn the arrow over their hearts, creating a very long golden chain of friendship. The bonds of wine and silver blue bind us close together, bring out our leadership qualities, fine tune our strengths and motivate us to become the best versions of ourselves. The Pi Phi Blog is full of sisterhood stories. click here to check it out!
Joining a sorority is an exciting and life altering event the second you become a member. Pi Beta Phi allows its members to connect with women who share the same interest, values, and goals. Being a Pi Phi means having a network of sisters and friends who support one another in achieving personal and professional goals. The Pi Phi friendships made in college last a lifetime.
PAINTING OUR HOUSE
This past summer, we had the opportunity to give our house a makeover. A lot of our sisters participated in the painting and decorating together!
"This summer, a bunch of us were able to help repaint the house! It was so fun doing something that will benefit the whole chapter for years while spending quality time with sisters. I never thought I'd be so excited to go back to school this fall!"
-Liv Palmer, Fall '17
Throughout the year, we hold many sisterhood events to encourage bonding among our sisters in many fun ways!
"Let me start by saying that I am a horrible ice skater. But having the support of dozens of sisters around me, along with the laughs and hugs to keep me from falling, was all I really needed. Sisterhood events are just one of the many times that I get to spend with my beautiful and supportive sisters who are always there to lift me up."
-Jess Deacon, Fall '18
SEMI AND FORMAL
Each semester we celebrate our sisterhood with our Fall Semi and and Spring Formal.
"I always have so much fun dancing the night away with all my beautiful sisters! My favorite part of formal is the funny awars presented to seniors and other chapter members. And the photos our sisters take are always amazing!"
-Laura Cody, Fall '16
Many of our sisters spend a semester studying abroad. It is always amazing to see so many of them meet up and take on the world together!
"Abroad was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had the opportunity to do, and it definitely wouldn’t have been the same without my sisters. I studied in Florence, Italy for four months and was able to visit 12 additional countries outside of Italy. As a person I was able to grow more independent, see so many new cultures, and meet so many new people from all over the world. I was lucky enough to be able to see sisters while in Europe, whether it was meeting up in Barcelona, Munich, and Dublin, or visiting one another in each other’s own cities. I also had the opportunity to expand my relationships within the Panhellenic community of UConn and create some great friendships over the bond of Florence as our home for those four months. Abroad gave me the stories that will last a lifetime and memories that I would never forget thanks to my sisters and the Panhellenic community."
-Ally Clayton, Fall '17
Every year our chapter participates in an eighteen hour dance marathon put on by UConn to benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center!
"HuskyTHON is my favorite event at UConn. As a freshman I didn’t have a team to participate with, but this past year I was part of the Pi Phi team. It was a whole different experience, being with about 75 Pi Phis. The 18 hours went by a lot faster and were definitely more fun than last year! Can’t wait for HuskyTHON 2020 with Pi Phi!"
-Nikki Kane, Fall '18
We love to expand our greek families! It is always so exciting to see our sisters greet each other for the first time as bigs and littles!
"The moment I met my (now) big Kaity, I knew I wanted her in my life as my big. All throughout Big/Little week, I couldn’t make sense of the clues. The day of Big/Little reveal, she actually played a trick on me to convince me that my big wasn’t her. We all got dressed in our reveal outfits, myself being dressed as an ice cream cone, and headed to our reveal rooms. When the door opened, it was her! I was so happy, I literally cried! I couldn’t be more grateful to have such an incredible person as my big."
-Grace Lemire, Spring '18