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 Pi Beta Phi Foundation and Literacy
House Capacity: 42
New Member Fees (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,693/$1,600/$1,689
Live In Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $4,441/$4,320/$4,409
Live Out Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,166/$1,045/$$1,134
New Member Costs Include: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. New Members pay the same chapter dues and receive the same benefits as live-out members described below. Additionally, new members pay for costs associated with new member benefits: new member education, new member retreat, local and international initiation fees, pins and a one-time payment for the house fund.
Live In Member Costs Include: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. Live-in members pay the same chapter dues and receive the same benefits as live-out members described below. Additionally, live-in members pay room and board, which covers rent, utilities, cable, internet, and cleaning services for common areas. Meals are also included for live-in members: weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Monday – Thursday), brunch on Friday, and an open snack bar. Live-in members are also welcome to bring two dinner guests per week at no 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, philanthropic fundraisers, access to technology, one-time fees to the fraternity and Panhellenic, and 24-7 access to the common areas of the chapter house. Some meals are also included for Live-out and New Members: open snack bar, Monday night dinner, dinner one other night during each week of your choice, and Friday brunch.
Payment Methods: GreekBill (Check, eCheck, Credit/Debit Card)
Payment Plans: Quarterly or two-installments per quarter