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Pennsylvania Gamma

Dickinson College

Founding date: 12/21/1903

Installing Officer:
Grand President Elizabeth Gamble, Colorado Alpha 

Philanthropy Event:
Apollo Night

Installation at Pennsylvania Gamma

A local group, Phi Alpha Pi, was formed in 1898. The group officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on December 21, 1903. Installation activities took place in Denney Hall, which was destroyed by fire the next year.

Living at Pennsylvania Gamma

There are around 13 women who live in the house. Each year it is primarily the juniors who live in the house due to the study abroad program. The chapter house is arranged so that each floor has a cluster of three singles. On the main floor, in the common room, two walls are covered with the painted handprints of all the sisters who have ever lived in the house. Everyone chooses their own color and signs their name during a special event at the end of the year.

The chapter has a Balfour Cup, which they won in 2006, and a collection of passed down alumnae and AAC cookbooks that the chapter treasures.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Delta Tau

Philanthropic Service

The chapter philanthropy event is Apollo Night. During Apollo Night, Pi Beta Phi teams up with the African American Society and hosts a talent show for all of campus.

Carol Inge Warren Award for Outstanding AAC Advisor

  • Karen Faryniak (2018)