USC Pi Beta Phi Sorority

USC Pi Beta Phi Sorority • California Gamma Chapter


How Can Pi Beta Phi Affect Your Life?

Your membership in a Greek-letter sorority at USC will have a profound impact during your college life – and for many years to come!

As young women attending the University of Southern California, our membership in the California Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Sorority fills us with pride, knowing that we are one of the eleven wonderful USC sororities.

Since 1917, USC Pi Phis have devoted
themselves to the core Pi Beta Phi Values of:
  • Integrity,
  • Honor and Respect,
  • Lifelong Commitment,
  • Personal and Intellectual Growth,
  • Sincere Friendship, and
  • Philanthropic Service to Others.

The Pi Beta Phi Mission

To promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential, and enrich lives through community service.

The positive results of our ongoing commitment to these values creates benefits for our members as well as the larger USC community. In 2007, the Pi Beta Phi chapter at USC received national recognition for Intellectual Development, Organizational Knowledge, and Leadership Development from the Pi Phi national headquarters. We were also awarded the Most Improved GPA in our region, and the University itself has recognized us for our excellence in Alumnae relations. We are honored to contribute as a positive factor on the USC campus, knowing that these values will be with us long after graduation!

Philanthropy & Social Service

Each year, USC Pi Phis hold two major philanthropy events and participate in numerous other community fundraisers.

Cancer Research. “Arrowspike”, our annual fall volleyball tournament, raised over $18,000 last year for the Scott Carter Foundation, to fund children’s cancer research. The tournament even included a knockout performance by Rick Springfield!

Childhood Literacy. Our second major philanthropy project is called “Pi Social” – a giant pie eating contest attended by the entire USC community! Proceeds from the Pi Social are donated to the Los Angeles Reading to Kids chapter, to promote literacy among children.

USC Pi Beta Phi sorority members also actively volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, and the Swim with Mike organization to benefit the USC Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. We also participate in a variety of other philanthropies throughout the year, knowing that by practicing this spirit of social service often, we make it a lifetime habit!

Enjoying Our House

Cal Gamma Pi Phis are extremely delighted to live in such a beautifully renovated home! Our house now features a brand new gym, two kitchens, three TV & recreation rooms, a recently installed sprinkler system, and brand new furnishings! The opportunity to live in the house and socialize with our sorority sisters has always been a truly once-in a lifetime experience that our alumnae recall was the highlight of their time at the University of Southern California. With the recent remodel, we know that will be true for a long time to come!

Vibrant Social Events

Aside from striving for academic excellence and generous philanthropy, our members also love to have fun! USC Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters participate in many incredible social events each year, including our annual invitationals: the Luau, Inspo, Beaux and Arrows, and My Tie events; Moms’ and Dads’ Days; social exchanges with fraternities; and the campus-wide Greek Week. There is no shortage of excitement when you’re a Pi Phi!

Fall Membership Recruitment

Your participation in Fall recruitment (rush) allows us to welcome you to USC this September! USC Pi Phis strive to insure that new members have an informative and uplifting experience during recruitment. We sincerely hope that it is evident from our hard work how much we all truly enjoy being members of Pi Beta Phi, and that you can get a true sense of just how strong our bonds of sisterhood are! We are here to learn, grow, and enjoy our college years to the fullest. We invite you to do the same!

For formal recruitment applications, please visit the USC Panhellenic Website. See you September 2nd!

You can also learn more about our national organization by visiting the Pi Beta Phi Sorority website.