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California Lambda

University of California, Riverside

Founding date: 11/5/1988

Installing Officer:
Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg, Ohio Alpha

Installation of California Lambda

The chapter was installed on November 5, 1988. The weekend’s events began with a Cookie Shine, where the room was filled with balloon bouquets and sparkling stars hanging from the ceiling. The Initiation Ceremony took place at the Calvary Presbyterian Church. The installation banquet was held at the Riverside Sheraton. People made speeches about what Pi Beta Phi meant to them and how exciting this was for the community and University.

Living at California Lambda

At California Lambda there isn’t a facility. However, the fraternity and sorority community gets together every Wednesday; it's a time where everyone talks, collaborates and shares philanthropic goals while sporting their chapter's letters. While there is no facility, there is a storage unit. One of the chapter’s favorite items in the storage unit is a collection of all of the composites since the founding class.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa

Philanthropic Service

The chapter hosts events benefitting the Champions are Readers® (CAR) program.