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Texas Delta

Texas Christian University

Founding date: 8/30/1956

Installing Officer:
Grand President Marianne Reid Wild, Kansas Alpha

Philanthropic Events:
Pi a Pie Phi, Champions are Readers and Pi Phi Gives You Wings 

Installation at Texas Delta

The chapter was installed on August 30, 1956. Installation took place at the University Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. A formal banquet was held at Ridglea Country Club that night at which the national officers and the representatives each spoke briefly. Jeweled recognition pins were presented to members of the new chapter for outstanding work. The Best New Member Award was presented to Phyllis Perryman. Annette Burns and Margaret Gooch were awarded scholarships. A model chapter meeting and the installation of the officers were held at River Crest Country Club on August 31. A luncheon followed. 

An installation reception was given that afternoon at the home of Virginia Middleton Landreth, Texas Alpha. All members of Pi Beta Phi, their husbands and parents, officials of Texas Christian University and Presidents of all active and alumnae women's fraternities and men's fraternities attended. 

Living at Texas Delta

The Texas Delta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth got a new home in Fall 2017. TCU owns the buildings which house the 25 groups on campus and decided to replace all original buildings from the early 1960s. The new Pi Beta Phi house has four stories. The ground floor has a large common space, a full kitchen, ample storage space and an executive style conference room. The three upper floors house approximately 45 women, with officers having access to private rooms. The upper floors also include three study rooms, a second full kitchen, an executive office for the Chapter President and another small living area. New features include an elevator, a ceiling mounted projector and drop-down screen. The decor includes personal touches, such as sentimental items from the original house as well as accessories in angel and arrow designs. The original chapter house was very special to members, as they were in this house since the chapter's installation.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha

Philanthropic Service

Pie a Pi Phi raises money for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, which supports Read > Lead > Achieve® and First Book®. They also host Pi Phi Gives You Wings. During this event, fraternities and sororities compete to see who can eat a fixed amount of wings in the shortest amount of time. The winner receives the “golden chicken.” All proceeds are donated to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation. Texas Delta also completes the Champions are Readers® (CAR) program throughout the year. They are extremely passionate about this event. CAR is Pi Beta Phi's unique reading enrichment program for students pre-kindergarten through third grade. Since its launch, students across the United States and Canada continue to participate in one of Pi Phi's most successful Read > Lead > Achieve reading initiatives.

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Texas Delta

  • Dr. Valerie Neal (1996)

Grand Council Members from Texas Delta

  • Carolyn Pavletich Lesh