Pi Beta Phi
At Pi Phi, we pride ourselves on sisterhood and friendship! Our values of Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to others, and sincere friendship are exhibited throughout our house each day! Surrounding ourselves with our kind, intelligent, and driven sisters push us to be the best version of ourselves.
One aspect of particular focus within our chapter is our philanthropic initiatives. As a chapter, we donate to our national philanthropy organization Read>Lead> Achieve, which is committed to increasing children's literacy throughout the US. Throughout the school year, our chapter volunteers at local elementary schools in Santa Barbara through a program called "Champions Are Readers". Within this program, we work with students to improve their reading skills, boost their confidence in their academics, and allow them to be more acquainted with class work. We look forward to this project each year and love seeing our work in the classroom make a difference.
In the winter we host Lip Sync for Literacy, an additional fundraiser for the Read, Lead, Achieve foundation to promote children's literacy. Lip Sync for Literacy is a dance competition in which each sorority and fraternity in all of UCSB greek life participates! The funds for donation are gathered through tickets that are sold to the event. Lip Sync for Literacy is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year–because what's better than busting out some moves for a good cause? Before the big night, there's a week of fundraisers including the interactive and hilarious "Pie a Pi Phi" on campus; we can't wait to do it again! Committing to UCSB was easily the best decision I made after high school, and accepting my bid to become a member of Pi Beta Phi is a (very) close second. I came to UCSB on a water polo scholarship. I found myself wanting more from my college experience and was scared that when I quit the team my sophomore year I would not have community. Then I joined Pi Phi during continuous open bidding (COB) in the spring of my junior year. I found the best community when I joined. Not long after my Bid Day, I realized my Pi Phi sisters were some of the most remarkable women I’d ever met. Pi Phi soon became my second home, and my sisters, my second family. No matter if I was at the beach or in the library, my sisters filled my days with laughter and adventure.
I am honored and proud to represent this group of women as their Chapter President, and even more proud of the way our members continue to uphold our six core values deeply rooted in our history: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Philanthropic Service to Others, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Honor and Respect, and Sincere Friendship. On my Bid Day a year ago, I had no grasp of the impact Pi Beta Phi has as an organization, nor the impact it would have on my life. I never anticipated how one simple decision at the beginning of my college career would prepare me for success after college and bring me so much happiness.
Through Pi Phi, I have developed myself academically, grown as a leader, and learned the true meaning of sisterhood. Pi Phi has truly shaped my college experience, and I know that I would not be the woman I am today without the love, support, and encouragement from the women of this organization.
I invite you to learn more about our Fraternity via our National Website: pibetaphi.org, and I encourage you to explore how you can make the most out of your collegiate experience as a UCSB Panhellenic woman.
Pi Phi Love,
California Zeta, Pi Beta Phi
Philanthropy: The Read > Lead > Achieve initiative and The Pi Beta Phi Foundation
House Capacity: 42
New Member Fees (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,373/$1,084/$995
Live In Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $4,341/$4,309/$4,220
Live Out Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,116/$1,084/$995
New Member Costs Include: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. New Members gain access to all benefits of live-out active membership described below. Additionally, new members pay for costs associated with new member benefits, including new member education, new member retreat, local and national initiation fees, initiation pins and a one-time payment for the house fund.
Live In Member Costs Include: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. Members who live-in gain access to the same benefits as outhousers, as detailed below. Additionally, live-in members are provided with room and board, including rent, utilities, cable, internet, and cleaning services for common areas. Meals prepared by our chef are also included for live-in members: weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Monday – Thursday), brunch on Friday, an open snack bar and espresso machine. Live-in members are also welcome to bring two dinner guests per week at no additional cost. Parking spaces are available for an additional cost.
Live Out Member Costs Include: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. All members receive the same benefits: member development programming, leadership training, sisterhood events, social events, date parties, philanthropic fundraisers, one-time fees to the fraternity and Panhellenic, and 24-7 access to the common areas of the chapter house, such as the computer room with printer access. Live out members are also welcome to eat three meals of their choice at the chapter house per week. These three meals can be any combination of Monday night chapter dinner, Friday Brunch, or the usual Monday-Thursday breakfasts lunches and dinners.
Payment Methods: GreekBill (Check, eCheck, Credit/Debit Card)
Payment Plans: Payment plans are available upon request. They are usually split into 2 payments per quarter, but can be adjusted based on an individual's circumstances.