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Colorado Gamma

Colorado State University

Founding date: 9/8/1954

Installing Officer:
Grand President Marianne Reid Wild

Philanthropic Events:
Pi Burger Phry, Arrowspike, Beauxs and Arrows

Installation of Colorado Gamma

The chapter was installed on September 8, 1954. The installation took place in Colorado A&M (now CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Lila Morgan, Pi Beta Phi alumnae and her husband (Colorado A&M President) William E. Morgan, gathered local Pi Phi alumnae to encourage students to colonize the Colorado Gamma Chapter. A convention of Colorado alumnae met in 1953 to discuss colonization. By September 8, 1954, all colonization requirements were met and 15 women were initiated.

Living at Colorado Gamma

At CSU, members cherish Pi Phi as an eclectic group of sisters who support and love each other. Because the house was built in the early 1970s, it maintains an antique and whimsical personality. The sundeck balcony provides live-in women with a front row view of the up-and-coming CSU stadium due for completion in 2017. Additionally, women can enjoy a 10-minute walk to campus with friends as the house is located only one block away from campus. The chapter facility houses a maximum of 50 women in 25 rooms each year. Women who live in boast this experience as the best part of their time at CSU.

The chapter saves all Panhellenic and University-recognized awards in a display case. This includes recognition of highest GPA, community involvement, philanthropy and membership. At Colorado Gamma there is an archives closet, where there are files of old bid day pictures and composites. Additionally, each year of initiation has been documented in hand-made scrapbooks that contain member photos and details of chapter events.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha

Philanthropic Service

In the fall semester, the chapter hosts Pi Burger Phry in the chapter’s expansive backyard. This event raises money for Read > Lead > Achieve® by collecting entrance fees and donations. Guests can assemble volleyball teams for the Arrow Spike competition, enjoy BBQ food and even pay a dollar to throw a pie at a Pi Phi member.

In the spring semester, the chapter organizes Beauxs and Arrows at the Lory Student Center theater. This is a male pageant where contestants perform a talent, speed read Dr. Seuss® books and answer Pi Phi trivia. This event is attended by CSU members and all proceeds go toward Read > Lead > Achieve.