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Maine Alpha

University of Maine

Installing Officer:
Grand Vice President Anna Robinson Nickerson, Massachusetts Alpha

Philanthropy Event:
Arrow Spike

Installation at Maine Alpha

A local group, Beta Phi, was formed in 1917. The group officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on May 25, 1920. The Initiation Ceremony took place in the home belonging to the University Dean and his wife. The installation banquet was held in the dining room of Ballantine Hall on campus. The meal was served by women from the other fraternities who volunteered their services. The group sang Pi Phi and University of Maine songs and cheers. The toastmistresses were new initiates Ruth Small and Elva Gilman, who spoke on the founding of Pi Beta Phi.

Living at Maine Alpha

Maine Alpha does not have a traditional house. The chapter has a chapter room in the basement of Oxford Hall at the University of Maine.

Maine Alpha has a few interesting old angel lamps in the chapter room. There is also an arrow wall and all the arrows are from the Chapter House Corporation.  

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Pi Beta Phi

Philanthropic Service

Arrow Spike is Maine Alpha’s main philanthropy event. Arrow Spike is an annual volleyball tournament and all proceeds go to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation. Chapter members always have high attendance from other chapters on campus, and they make teams for the tournament.