In honor of 90 years of Panhellenic on Auburn University’s campus, each week Panhellenic will be spotlighting one chapter of our 18 sororities.
This week we will be featuring Pi Beta Phi.
The official symbol of Pi Beta Phi is the golden arrow badge, the colors are wine and silver blue. Pi Beta Phi was chartered on Auburn’s campus in 1957.
Pi Beta Phi hosts two philanthropy events every year in the fall and spring semesters.
During the fall semester, Pi Beta Phi puts on "Pi Phi Gives You Wings" philanthropy event. A local barbecue restaurant donates wings and gather different teams teams of boys. Whichever team finishes all the wings first wins. It is a fun atmosphere, where money is raised for their philanthropy by creating teams and selling wings for bystanders to watch this friendly competition.
In the past, Pi Beta Phi has done "Dodge the Arrow" in the spring semester. Again, Dodge the Arrow is a dodgeball competition where the girls of Pi Phi create teams to compete against one another in a dodgeball tournament.
This spring semester, Pi Phi put on "Lemonade for Literacy" This will benefit Pi Beta Phi’s national philanthropy, Read, Lead, Achieve and the Literacy Fund. They sold tickets for $5 that included endless lemonade and raffle prizes from Toomer’s Drugs.
Pi Beta Phi has been awarded the Mariam E. Williams Award, former province president, in honor of her mother, Adda Prentice Williams, an 1887 initiate of Illinois Gamma and loyal Pi Phi.
In 1981, the Atlanta Alumnae Club presented the Marilyn Simpson Ford award to Pi Beta Phi, a silver tray, in honor of Nebraska Beta Marilyn Simpson Ford.
Arrow Editor Award from 1968 to 1989. The awarded was presented to the best Arrow correspondent.
In 2002, the Westchester Club Award, a sterling silver tray was presented to the Fraternity in 1962 by the Westchester, New York, Alumnae Club. It was presented to a large chapter (more than 60 members) with the greatest improvement in grade point average (GPA)
Spirit Awards in 1992, 2002, 2008 and 2014.
In 2017, Jill Lanman Schneider, Alabama Gamma was awarded the Outstanding Financial Advisor Award.
A fun fact about Pi Phi is that they are one of the sororities at Auburn that has a local philanthropy. Their local philanthropy is Boys and Girls Club.
Throughout the week members of Pi Phi go and hang out/ play with the
kids after school. Pi Phi volunteers nearly 600 hours each semester at
Boys and Girls Club!