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Alabama Beta

University of Alabama

Founding date: 9/19/1949

Installing Officer: 
Grand President Amy Burnham Onken, Illinois Epsilon

Philanthropic Events:
Greek Man of the Year and Follow Your Arrow 5K 

Installation at Alabama Beta 

The chapter was installed on September 19, 1949. The installation banquet was held at the McLester Hotel. During the banquet, the Birmingham, Alabama, Alumnae Club presented each new initiate with Pi Phi stationery. The celebration concluded the next day with a reception at the chapter house.

Living at Alabama Beta

In the spring of 2018, Alabama Beta will be introducing a new house to the Alabama campus. It will be 40,000 square feet, double the size of the most previous home. There are 32 bedrooms, which holds 63 members. There will be one single bedroom, one guest room and the rest are double bedrooms. This house will be an exciting milestone for the Alabama Beta chapter once the facility is open, not only because it will be just as big as the other sorority chapter houses on campus, but the sisters will also be able to live in a home once again. For the 2016–2017 school year, chapter housing consists of a modular unit which does not allow members to live in a house while the new one is being built. The chapter is so proud and excited to have this new home in the Alabama Panhellenic family.

In the old home, there was a fountain in the backyard that was donated by alumnae. There were also engraved bricks that made up the porch from the house before that where people could donate to have their names put on them for the new house. There is also a painting of a floral arrangement that was donated by the family of an Alabama Beta member who was killed in the 1970s.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Philanthropic Service

The chapter's philanthropic events include Greek Man of the Year in the fall and Follow Your Arrow 5K in the spring.

Notable Alumnae

  • Eugenie Bondurant, Actress, Played “Tigris” in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Alabama Beta

  • Becky Griffith (2015)
  • Dr. Kathleen Boyle Bond (1993)