Pi Beta Phi

At Iowa State University
About Our Chapter

FROM OUR PRESIDENT


Hello and welcome to the website for the Iowa Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi! Here you can find some information about our sisterhood and what most women of the chapter have come to know as our “Home Away from Home."


I am thankful to have been involved in Pi Beta Phi since fall 2016 and to be serving as the 2018 Chapter President. I encourage you to take a look around this website and see all that this group of women has to offer to the college years. This organization of 141 years (est. at Iowa State in 1877) was the first fraternity for women at Iowa State. These fine women represent integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others, and sincere friendship. 


Pi Beta Phi has pushed me outside of my comfort zone in all the best ways.  I am pushed by my sisters to do my best, be my best, and look for the best in life.  Because of Pi Phi and the women in this chapter, I have taken leaps and bounds to become the woman I want and need to be.  I can honestly say many of my collegiate successes can be accounted to the immense encouragement by these women -- I am forever grateful for this. 


Something that drew me to this organization was the devotion to others. Iowa Gamma holds Pi Phi Sugar Rush in the fall and Pi Phi Taco Time in the spring. Both of our annual philanthropies raise funds for the Pi Beta Phi national philanthropy: Read. Lead. Achieve., which purchases books for children. In order to do more than simply giving money, our chapter also participates in Champions Are Readers (CAR), where we go and read to students at local elementary schools.  The joy these women get out of helping others is unlike anything I have seen.  It warms my heart to see my chapter change the world one small thing at a time.


Pi Beta Phi is one of the many Greek organizations at Iowa State University.  Iowa State’s Greek Community makes a large school of 36,000 students seem like a smaller community.  As I like to say, you can always make a big school seem smaller, but you can not make a small school feel bigger.  Our community makes a large state school seem a little closer to home with all of the familiar faces around us.  Together as a community, Pi Beta Phi and other amazing organizations have come together to make a difference in the community and spread positivity. 


Thank you for taking time to visit our website and taking a look into the Greek Community at Iowa State! Please feel free to visit our contact page if you have any questions or concerns.


In the wine and silver blue,

Marissa Bone

Chapter President 2018