USC Pi Beta Phi Sorority • California Gamma Chapter
How Can Pi Beta Phi Affect Your Life?
membership in a Greek-letter sorority at USC will have a
profound impact during your college life – and for many
years to come!
women attending the University of Southern California,
our membership in the California Gamma Chapter of Pi
Beta Phi Sorority fills us with pride, knowing that we
are one of the eleven wonderful USC sororities.
Since 1917, USC Pi Phis have devoted
themselves to the core Pi Beta Phi Values
Honor and Respect,
Personal and Intellectual Growth,
Sincere Friendship, and
Philanthropic Service to Others.
The Pi Beta Phi Mission
To promote friendship, develop women of
intellect and integrity, cultivate
leadership potential, and enrich lives
through community service.
positive results of our ongoing commitment to these
values creates benefits for our members as well as the
larger USC community. In 2007, the Pi Beta Phi chapter
at USC received national recognition for Intellectual
Development, Organizational Knowledge, and Leadership
Development from the Pi Phi national headquarters. We
were also awarded the Most Improved GPA in our region,
and the University itself has recognized us for our
excellence in Alumnae relations. We are honored to
contribute as a positive factor on the USC campus,
knowing that these values will be with us long after
Philanthropy & Social Service
year, USC Pi Phis hold two major philanthropy events
and participate in numerous other community fundraisers.
Cancer Research. “Arrowspike”, our annual fall
volleyball tournament, raised over $18,000 last year
Scott Carter Foundation,
to fund children’s cancer research. The tournament
even included a knockout performance by Rick
Childhood Literacy. Our second major
philanthropy project is called “Pi Social” – a giant
pie eating contest attended by the entire USC
community! Proceeds from the Pi Social are donated
to the Los Angeles
Reading to Kids
chapter, to promote literacy among children.
Pi Beta Phi sorority members also actively volunteer
Ronald McDonald House,
Swim with Mike
organization to benefit the USC Physically Challenged
Athletes Scholarship Fund. We also participate in a
variety of other philanthropies throughout the year,
knowing that by practicing this spirit of social service
often, we make it a lifetime habit!
Enjoying Our House
Gamma Pi Phis are extremely delighted to live in such a
beautifully renovated home! Our house now features a
brand new gym, two kitchens, three TV & recreation
rooms, a recently installed sprinkler system, and brand
new furnishings! The opportunity to live in the house
and socialize with our sorority sisters has always been
a truly once-in a lifetime experience that our alumnae
recall was the highlight of their time at the University
of Southern California. With the recent remodel, we know
that will be true for a long time to come!
Vibrant Social Events
from striving for academic excellence and generous
philanthropy, our members also love to have fun! USC Pi
Beta Phi sorority sisters participate in many incredible
social events each year, including our annual
invitationals: the Luau, Inspo, Beaux and Arrows, and My
Tie events; Moms’ and Dads’ Days; social exchanges with
fraternities; and the campus-wide Greek Week. There is
no shortage of excitement when you’re a Pi Phi!
Fall Membership Recruitment
participation in Fall recruitment (rush) allows us to
welcome you to USC this September! USC Pi Phis strive to
insure that new members have an informative and
uplifting experience during recruitment. We sincerely
hope that it is evident from our hard work how much we
all truly enjoy being members of Pi Beta Phi, and that
you can get a true sense of just how strong our bonds of
sisterhood are! We are here to learn, grow, and enjoy
our college years to the fullest. We invite you to do
formal recruitment applications, please visit the
USC Panhellenic Website.
See you September 2nd!
also learn more about our national organization by
Pi Beta Phi Sorority