Mary Loy Tatum,
Angels in the Outfield and Pie a Pi Phi
Installation at Ohio Kappa
The chapter was installed on January 23, 2010. Installation took place in Great Hall on the University of Cincinnati campus. On Friday, there was a preparation ceremony, the introduction of the alumna initiate and a Cookie Shine. On Saturday at Kingsgate Marriott, initiation and the Installation Dinner took place, followed by a model chapter meeting. Grand President Mary Loy Tatum, Oklahoma Beta, installed the chapter.
Living at Ohio Kappa
The house includes 17 bedrooms and can house 26 women. Living in the house is special because of the influence of the positive women who live there and the ability to create and foster strong bonds of sisterhood. Living in Pi Phi brings members closer to their sisters, and is a place where memories are created. There is a decorative arrow from Grand Council above the fireplace, too.
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Theta Phi Alpha
Angels in The Outfield and Pie A Pi Phi are the main philanthropy events for the Ohio Kappa chapter. Angels in The Outfield is the newest and biggest of the events! Fraternities and sororities create teams of 12 and enter a bracket, featuring one sorority and fraternity in each game. The University of Cincinnati Baseball team pairs up with the women in Pi Phi to help coach the teams during the tournament, and the chapter holds the event on the University of Cincinnati home field, Marge Schott Stadium. There are T-shirts designed and made for each team. The chapter raised over $2,000 in the all-day event during the 2016–2017 academic year for the national philanthropy, First Book®.
Pie a Pi Phi is Ohio Kappa’s on-campus philanthropy event during the Spring semester. It is usually held on or around March 14 to celebrate Pi Day. Pie a Pi Phi takes place on McMicken commons for all to see. Representatives from many chapters on campus volunteer to get “pied” in the face by their friends, professors and fellow Bearcats, as well as by a large group of Pi Beta Phi women from the Ohio Kappa chapter. Between classes, students give a small donation in exchange for the opportunity to pie a person of their choice. The event is always a tremendous success and allowed the chapter to raise over $500 for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation in just the first year. The chapter whose representative is pied the most takes home a donation for a charity of their choice.