Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg,
Coffee for a Cause
Installation of Connecticut Beta
The chapter was installed on November 11, 1989. Installation activities were held at the Quinnipiack Club on Church Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The installation banquet featured centerpieces of wine carnations, mirrored tile, angel hair and silver blue candles. The chapter treated attendees with a song:/ Pi Phi lyrics to the tune of the Yale fight song. Many Pi Phis attended the banquet to celebrate their newest sisters.
Living at Connecticut Beta
The Connecticut Beta Chapter house serves as a lovely place to connect with sisters. Not only are chapter meetings held every week in the house, but sisters frequently plan movie nights, study sessions, intellectual discussions, baking parties and more in order to spend time with one another. There are seven bedrooms in the gorgeous five-story townhouse located just one block from Yale University’s campus. Seven members of Pi Phi, the majority being Executive Council members, live in the house. Chapter is held on the third floor in the chapter room every Wednesday. The high ceilings, natural lighting and historic nature of the house contribute to an air of sisterhood. Composites from recent years line the walls, pictures of members at sisterhood events and around the world together sit on every mantle and there’s a touch of wine and silver blue in every room.
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Alpha Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi
One of the chapter’s main events is Coffee for a Cause. During this daylong fundraiser, Pi Phis teamed up with the Black Men’s Union at Yale to encourage people to buy any beverage or food from “The Jitter Bus,” a coffee truck. Pi Phis took shifts standing in front of the truck and encouraging people to buy from the truck. Fifty percent of all the profits made that day were donated to New Haven Reads, an organization focusing on child literacy in New Haven. The event was new last year and proved to be a huge success.