Grand President Emily Russell Tarr, Texas Beta
Pi Phi Gives You Wings and Arrow Jam
Installation of North Carolina Delta
The chapter was installed on January 29, 2005. Initiation took place in a pretty brick church down the block from Cameron Village in Raleigh (Fairmont United Methodist Church), and the installation banquet took place later at the Sheraton Raleigh Capital Center Hotel downtown. It began to snow as everyone left the church after initiation. At the banquet, members sang “Ring Ching, Ching,” and one of the new initiates hit the hotel glass so hard that it shattered — oops!
Living at North Carolina Delta
The North Carolina Delta Chapter house is special in that it is a duplex shared with another Panhellenic sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. There are up to 40 women in the house at a time, and both the President and Vice President of Housing live in during their terms. There are three floors that feature 20 bedrooms, a kitchen, study room and common area, office, archives and the chapter’s pride and joy, the deck.
There is a spoon outside the office door that was a gift from the Arkansas Alpha Chapter, home chapter of the first Resident Leadership Development Consultant Lauren Dutton, Arkansas Alpha. The house was also renovated a few years ago, and the process and finished product was featured in The Arrow. There is a notebook on the third floor where women can write about their days, leave messages for one another or write jokes to make each other laugh.
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha
Pi Phi Gives You Wings is the annual wing-eating competition that takes place in the spring. The chapter's fall event is Arrow Jam, a lip sync competition where women of Pi Phi coach teams of fraternity members in the competition.