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South Carolina Alpha

University of South Carolina

Founding date: 10/9/1931

Installing Officers:
Grand President Amy Burnham Onken, Illinois Epsilon (1931); Grand President Paula
Pace Shepherd,
Texas Epsilon (2014)

Philanthropy Events:
Lemonade for Literacy and Pie a Pi Phi

Installation at South Carolina Alpha

The South Carolina Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi was originally installed on October 9, 1931 by Amy Burnham Onken, Illinois Epsilon. After 54 years on the University of South Carolina campus, the chapter relinquished its charter. In 2014, the chapter was recolonized and reinstalled. Installation weekend took place from November 21–23, 2014. It was reinstalled on November 22, 2014 by Grand President Paula Pace Shepherd, Texas Epsilon. The 2014 Installation took place in the Russell House Ballroom on the University of South Carolina campus and at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Events included the Initiation Ceremony, the Alumnae Pledging Ceremony and Preparatory Service, a Cookie Shine and the Installation Banquet.

Living at South Carolina Alpha

The South Carolina Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi is pleased to reside in its new home at the University of South Carolina. Recently, the chapter had the opportunity to move into a house located in the Greek Village at the University. The house is ready to be home to 38 collegiate members, and collegiate members will move into the house for the very first time in fall 2017. Being a new home, the house was recently furnished with beautiful decor including golden Greek letters of Pi Beta Phi on the exterior! The South Carolina Alpha Chapter is so honored to have this privilege of Chapter Housing and can’t wait to continue creating amazing memories together inside!

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha

Philanthropic Service

South Carolina Alpha has had many philanthropy events such as Pie a Pi Phi and Lemonade for Literacy. In 2015, Columbia, South Carolina, was chosen as the site for Fraternity Day of Service, so South Carolina Alpha was able to serve in a special way for this event. South Carolina Alpha has also participated in fundraising events such as Relay for Life and Dance Marathon.

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winner

  • Ruth Henderson Walsh McIntyre (1994)

Grand Council Members from South Carolina Alpha

Grand Presidents

  • Sarah Ruth "Sis" Mullis