About UF Pi Beta Phi
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. This website shows a glimpse into the life of a Pi Phi, and why we choose to make Pi Phi our home away from home.
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity was founded by 12 women at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, on April 28th, 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.
The Florida Delta chapter of Pi Beta Phi was chartered at the University of Florida in 1969. Our colors are wine and silver blue with the arrow as our symbol. Our mascot is the angel, and the wine carnation is our flower. Our annual philanthropy is the Down N’ Dirty football tournament, taking place each spring to support literacy around the nation. In 2012, we raised over $22,000 for the cause!