The Illinois Kappa chapter of Pi Beta Phi was colonized in April of 2013. Since then, we have more than doubled in size and continue to thrive at the University of Chicago. This year, we are proud to have been named as a Top 10 chapter in donations to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation.
In the 2017-2018 year, our two philanthropy events, Arrowfest and Pi in the Face, have raised over $20,000 for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation's Read > Lead > Achieve Initiatives and schools in our local area. Our members take the Pi Beta Phi value of philanthropic service to others to heart, and are involved in our community through tutoring children at a local elementary school using Pi Phi's Champions are Readers program in addition to volunteering with numerous other campus organizations.
The special traditions and events our chapter has developed over time bring us closer to each other and to the members of IL Kappa that came before us. Two of our favorite traditions include Big / Little reveal and our quarterly finals week Cookie Shine in the Regenstein Library. This year we also hosted a Faculty Appreciation Tea and held our first Pink Party, a traditional Pi Phi pre-initiation event, and we hope these become part of our chapter for years to come.
Members of Pi Phi can be found all around campus conducting research in a variety of fields, giving admissions tours of the College, working as tutors and TAs, and leading many of the registered student organizations on campus. Just a few of the organizations that Pi Phis are involved in are:
- Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity)
- Bite Magazine
- The Blue Chips
- The Chicago Maroon
- Institute of Politics
- Model United Nations
- Neighborhood Schools Program
- Peer Health Exchange
- Pre-Medical Students Association
- Trott Business Program
- Smart Women Securities
- Student Government
- ...and more!