Mary Loy Tatum,
Pi a Pie Phi
Installation at Ohio Lambda
The chapter was installed on January 12, 2013. The Initiation Ceremony took place at a local church. The installation banquet was held at the InterContinental Cleveland. Special guest speakers included Ohio Beta Barbie Oliver Tootle, who discussed the amazing people and things Pi Phi has brought into her life.
Ohio Lambda’s installation included various speakers, including the Director of Greek Life Mark Starr, Chapter President Angela Armocida and various New Members who told stories about their sisterhood in Pi Beta Phi. Grand President Mary Loy Tatum, Oklahoma Beta, installed the chapter. The Installation Committee consisted of Betsy Harris Cantlie, Susan Ziska Beargie, Carol Hacker, Mary Jo Florio Garrison, Nancy Hitchcock Harvey, Ana Mancebo Miller, Rebecca Brannen Lasse, Alex Roark, Leigh Theideman, Julie Ravensberg, Jenny Whittom Schmidt, Tori Pinciotti and Jenny Mason.
Living at Ohio Lambda
Ohio Lambda was given the opportunity to move into an on-campus house in Spring of 2017! This facility, built in 1963, has a kitchen, dining room, living room, study space and 20 beds. Ohio Lambda previously had a hall on a dormitory floor, so this gives the chapter members more space to meet, hang out and bond! Ohio Lambda is a chapter that is a part of the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC). When moving into this new space, FHC was able to help furnish all of the common areas as well as provide supplies for the kitchen. The members are happy to have an entire house to call home now!
Panhellenic Groups on Campus
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Alpha Gamma Delta will also be joining the community during the 2017–2018 academic year.
Each year the chapter hosts two main philanthropy events, one in the fall and one in the spring. In the past, the fall philanthropy event was Pie a Pi Phi, where members of the campus community were able to pay a few dollars to pie sisters in the face with a plate of whipped cream. Recently, the chapter has partnered with the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi to host Education Week, which has many events raising awareness as well as funds. The chapter still has the annual Pie a Pi Phi (or Phi Psi) event. This event also includes an hour to Pie a President, where presidents of other chapters and campus organizations come volunteer to be pied to support literacy!
The spring philanthropy event has changed each year as the women continue to figure out what works best for their campus. During the 2016–2017 academic year the chapter hosted Arrow Jam, a lip syncing competition. The event was successful and members are hoping to expand Arrow Jam in the future.