Paula Pace Shepherd, Texas Epsilon
Read > Lead > Achieve® Week and book drives
Installation of Delaware Alpha
After initiation on May 14, 2016, an installation banquet was held. All newly initiated sisters were able to invite friends and family to celebrate. The Installation Dinner took place at the Trabant Student Center on campus where more than 500 people attended. The event was cocktail attire with a formal dinner. Speakers were Fraternity officers, alumnae, advisors, members, executive council and Resident Leadership Development Consultants Kathleen Meriano, New York Eta, and Alexis Karwoski, Indiana Delta. The sisters were very excited to share with loved ones what Pi Phi means to them. Ring Ching, Ching was sung for the first time, which was one of the first Pi Phi traditions at Delaware Alpha.
Living at Delaware Alpha
At the University of Delaware, the fraternity and sorority communities do not live in houses, but that doesn’t impact the sisterhood Delaware Alpha shares! Weekly chapter meetings are held on or around campus. Delaware Alpha occupies a storage unit which is maintained and operated from Pi Beta Phi Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, by the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC).
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Kappa
The chapter hosts a Read > Lead > Achieve® week where the focus is to promote literacy. The chapter also hosts a book drive, which is successful. In 2016–2017, the goal was 150 books for Pi Phi’s 150 years, and the chapter ended up exceeding that goal by more than 150 books. Chapter members spread awareness through creative social media posts and contests help other fraternity and sorority organizations get involved in Pi Phi’s philanthropy as well.