Rainie Adamson Small,
Lips for Literacy
Installation of Indiana Alpha
The chapter began as a local group, Alpha Xi Theta, and officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on January 16, 1888. Fourteen women, including future Grand President Emma Harper Turner, were charter members. Installation activities took place at the home of charter member Mary Emma Ellis, located at 500 North Main Street in Franklin, Indiana.
Living at Indiana Alpha
At Indiana Alpha, there is no chapter house. The chapter does have a suite where chapter meetings are held. There is a large arrow that hangs on a predominate wall. This is something that the chapter sees as unique. Another item is a framed display with several old badges.
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha
The Indiana Alpha’s main philanthropy event is Lips for Literacy, which is held in the spring.
Grand Council Members from Indiana Alpha
Grand Council Members
- Helen Forsyth Raup
- Jeannette Zeppenfeld
Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Indiana Alpha
- E. Jane Betts (2015)
- Betty Jan Reed Voris Packard (1992)