About Our Chapter


FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Welcome to our website for the Iowa Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Iowa State University! Here you are able to learn more about our women and what makes our sisterhood so special. The Sorority and Fraternity Community at ISU is exceptional and Pi Phi is proud to stand alongside so many strong organizations. With that being said, allow me to tell you why Pi Phi feels like home. 

I have been involved in Pi Beta Phi since I ran home on bid day in 2018. What a special memory! Since then this chapter has added immense value to my collegiate experience- just as it has been doing for many other women since 1877. Pi Phi was the first fraternity for women to be established at Iowa State and we are proud to represent that legacy by living out our six core values of integrity, lifelong commitment, sincere friendship, philanthropic service to others, honor and respect, and, my personal favorite, personal and intellectual growth.  

Pi Beta Phi will forever hold a special place in my heart because it helped me through the first time I ever had to redefine home. It is a challenge to pick up your things, move to college and start over in a new place full of new faces. If I ever became overwhelmed with classes or longed for my old home, I felt a wave of relief at the memory of the support system I have in Pi Phi. No matter what is going on, I can be sure that someone will help me study, drive me to Target, or go get ice cream. I feel comforted knowing that I am surrounded by women that have my best interest at heart. Pi Phi fosters an environment that allows its women to grow, ask for support, and have fun when the time is right. These three things make the ride that is college a whole lot smoother.

Something that drew me to this organization was how passionate and dedicated each woman is. Whether carefully planning and executing philanthropy events, spending a semester studying in Alaska or a summer interning in Ireland, joining Homecoming Central or Greek Week Council, devoting loads of time as a leader in our chapter, or studying all hours of the night for a challenging exam, the focus and determination of these women shines through. Every member of the chapter has unique interests and the devotion they display to the things they care about has inspired me since day one. I am always learning and growing simply by watching these women live their lives to the fullest and I am so grateful for the example they set. 

As stated above, Pi Beta Phi is one of many strong organizations that make up the ISU Sorority and Fraternity Community. This community is a blessing as it makes a massive school of 36,000 students feel much more manageable and much more like home. The work this community does as a whole is positive, inspiring, and something we are lucky to be a part of. 

Thank you for spending some time visiting our website and learning more about the Sorority and Fraternity Community st ISU. Feel free to visit our contact page is you have any questions.

In the wine and silver blue,
Becca Barrick
Chapter President 2020