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Florida Beta

Florida State University

Founding date: 10/14/1921

Installing Officer:
Grand Secretary Lulu Clark Ingraham, Virginia Alpha

Philanthropic Events:
Pi Burger Phri, All Fraternity Revue, Annual Chili Cook-off

Installation of Florida Beta

A local group, Alpha Omega, was formed in 1913. The group officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on October 14, 1921. The Initiation Ceremony took place at the Practice House, a model home supervised by the University’s home economics department. The installation banquet was held at the Leon Hotel in Tallahassee, Florida. Pi Phi songs were sung and toasts were performed.

Living at Florida Beta

Florida Beta’s chapter members are so fortunate to have their home. Commonly referred to as “the Beta” chapter members take every opportunity gather inside the house! The house is located at 519 West Jefferson Street in Tallahassee, Florida, right on Florida State University’s (FSU) campus. The house currently holds 47 women upstairs with a combination of quad rooms, double rooms and a single room for the Chapter President. Downstairs the House Director has her own suite located right by the dining room. Each year the chapter members are lucky to come back to a new renovation, which is always an amazing surprise. The home is made up of several large rooms downstairs that are prefect for hanging out in larger groups.

One of the chapter's most prized possessions in the Florida Beta Chapter facility is the guest room named after an amazing alumna, Maggie Allesse, who was FSU’s first cheerleader. The room is beautiful and such a nice part of the home. When chapter members have guests stay, it is so nice to share the home with them. Maggie generously donated the funds to furnish the guest room. The chapter is so happy to host her every year for homecoming! 

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, 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

Each year Florida Beta hosts several philanthropy events. In the fall the chapter hosts Pi Burger Phri, which is a dinner served outside the home. This brings the community together while sharing hamburgers, cheese burgers, corn dogs, French fries and Ms. Betty’s famous funnel fries. About a week after the dinner Florida Beta hosts another main philanthropy event, All Fraternity Revue, which is a line dance competition for the fraternities on campus. It is always a crowd favorite. The following semester, members come together outside the chapter home again for the Annual Chili Cook-off where different organizations on campus compete to win the best pot of chili award!

Notable Alumnae

  • Faye Dunaway
  • Traylor Howard
  • Leslie Sampson Waters
  • Nancy Kulp