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Kentucky Beta

University of Kentucky

Founding date: 3/3/1962

Installing Officer: 
Grand President
Alice Weber Mansfield (Johnson),
Missouri Beta

Installation at Kentucky Beta

The chapter was installed on March 3, 1962. The Initiation Ceremony took place at the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. The installation banquet took place at the Coach House. The chapter saw “Pi Phi Lights” reflected in the shimmering pool at its banquet. There was also a Cookie Shine.

Living at Kentucky Beta

The Kentucky Beta Chapter housing is special because, unlike many chapters on campus, it has a very homey feel to it. The furniture adds a lot of character to the house. While many chapters on campus are modernized, the Pi Beta Phi house is known as the house that looks the most like home. The Kentucky Beta Chapter house is home to around 45 women who are able to live in it at a time, and it is an experience unlike any other.

The Kentucky Beta Chapter house has a grandfather clock to the left of the foyer right when you step inside the house. It is special because it is in remembrance of Kentucky Beta Janet Chatfield, who passed away while she was a collegiate member. The antique clock is an ongoing reminder that no matter what happens, Pi Phis will always cherish the time and friendships made in the chapter.

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, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi.

Philanthropic Service

Kentucky Beta’s main philanthropy event is an event called “Greek Bowl.” This is a flag football tournament where various groups from around campus, but mainly fraternity and sorority life, participate. Every year the chapter books a band to come to Greek Bowl and provides refreshments as well as food for the participants to raise more money. This is a very successful event, and the chapter has seen great outcomes from it.

Grand Council Members from Kentucky Beta

  • Barbara McReynolds LaMaster
  • Rae Wohlhueter Maier