About Our Chapter

          On behalf of the Louisiana Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, I’d like to welcome you to our website! Established on LSU's campus in 1936, our chapter has been actively involved in the community for several decades. The mission and vision of Pi Beta Phi guide our endeavors to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential, and enrich lives through service. Our core values—integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others, and sincere friendship—are the foundation that the women of the LA Beta Chapter steadfastly uphold.
 
          Chartered on LSU's campus 88 years ago, we take pride in our longstanding commitment to the Panhellenic community. The PHC community, consisting of 14 sororities, is a vibrant and diverse group of women that we actively engage with and contribute to. Living by our core values and mission, the women of Pi Beta Phi at LSU continually strive for excellence in the areas of academics, philanthropy, professional opportunities, and so much more! One of the aspects that sets our sisterhood apart is our commitment to fostering inclusivity. Our chapter is proud to be home to a remarkable number of out-of-state women, each contributing a unique perspective.
 
          Our weekly chapter meetings serve as a platform to keep our members informed about Pi Phi. We strive to educate and encourage participation in chapter, campus, and community activities. From intramural teams to involvement in Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council, and National Panhellenic Council philanthropy events to sisterhood events, and socials, we offer diverse opportunities for our chapter members. We aim to provide a well-rounded experience, hoping that each member can leave Pi Phi with a diversified network within the campus and community, as well as a variety of skills to apply beyond their college years.
 
          Personally, my experience in Pi Beta Phi has provided me with lasting bonds, empowering confidence, and personal growth. The unwavering love and support from my sisters have encouraged me to be the best version of myself. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Wherever you find your home, I sincerely hope that you experience the same joy that Pi Beta Phi has brought me! Thank you for exploring our website, and I hope you find valuable insights into the incredible sisterhood we cherish!
 
Pi Phi Love and Mine,
Carlin Sekhani-Matthews, Chapter President


HISTORY

       Pi Beta Phi was the first national secret college organization for women molded after men’s Greek fraternities. Twelve women founded Pi Beta Phi Fraternity on April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. 

       The Louisiana Beta Chapter of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity was founded on October 17, 1936. The first initiation ceremony of LA Beta took place at Highland Hall on LSU’s campus, and the installation banquet was held in the dining room of La Maison Française, an old French chateau on campus.  

       As members of Pi Beta Phi, our sisters pride themselves on striving to exemplify our core values in all that we do and say.  Our core values are integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others, and sincere friendship. Since its founding, the LA Beta chapter has steadily grown in both number and depth of sisterhood. With every new member added, LA Beta has gained a new asset to our family.