Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg,
Installation at Ohio Iota
The chapter began as a local group and officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on October 14, 1989 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakwood, Ohio. Initiation is still held there today. The installation banquet was held following the ceremony at the Dayton Convention Center. There was a candle lighting and passing of the loving cup, which is a tradition/ceremony no longer recognized by Pi Beta Phi. Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg, Ohio Alpha, installed the chapter.
Living at Ohio Iota
The chapter house is located at 333 Stonemill Road, which is very close to campus and makes living in the house all the more exciting. There are six bedrooms and 12 women who live in the house. The house is typically made up of six Executive Council members and six other chapter members.
When the chapter house first opened, most of the decorations and furniture were donated. Over the years, the decor has changed to fit the style of the chapter. However, some of the original dining room decor including the sideboards, wicker chairs and tables are still used today. There is also a couch and two chairs from the original living room as well. It goes to show that when one receives quality items and takes care of them, they can last for many, many years!
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Theta Phi Alpha and Zeta Tau Alpha
- Lori Fieldhouse, started the organization and transitioned it into a Pi Beta Phi Chapter at the University of Dayton