Founded: April 28, 1867, Monmouth College
UA Chapter Founded: Alabama Beta, 1949
Flower: Wine Carnation
Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
Mission: To promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
*While not an official symbol, Fraternity history tells of songs about Pi Phi angels becoming popular in the late 1930s.
The Alabama Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi gained their charter on September 19th, 1949. They were aided by members of the Birmingham Alumnae Club, Alabama Alpha, and representatives from Louisiana, Georgia, and Kansas. To become a chapter, they had letters of recommendation from University officials including the President, Dean of students, and Dean of Women. The first 36 members of our chapter were initiated by Grand President Amy Burnham Onken. Pi Beta Phi has been on the University of Alabama’s campus for 71 years.
AL Beta is involved in multiple organizations on campus, including:
Order of Omega - XXXI - Student Government Association - Academic Honor Council- University Stewards - Greek Ambassadors - Freshman Forum - UADM- Al's Pals - Arts & Sciences Ambassadors - Capstone Agency - Panhellenic Judicial Board - Alabama Finance Association - Not On My Campus - Panhellenic Recruitment Team-
AL Beta is involved in multiple honor societies across campus, including:
Alpha Epsilon Delta - Alpha Lambda Delta - Alpha Psi Omega - Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society - Blue Key - Cardinal Key - Lambda Sigma Omicron Delta Kappa - Phi Eta Sigma - Phi Kappa Phi - Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity - Rho Lambda - Sigma Alpha Lambda - Sigma Alpha Pi - UA Chemical & Biological Engineering Honor Society