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Virginia Zeta

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Founding date: 12/5/1981

Installing Officer:
Grand President
Jean Wirths Scott, Pennsylvania Beta 

Philanthropy Events:
Dodge the Arrow and Sharp as an Arrow 

Installation at Virginia Zeta

The chapter was installed on December 5, 1981. Pi Phi's colonization week consisted of an informational get-together, an interview session, a preference party, the New Member Ceremony with a reception following and a picnic meeting. During the picnic, the women learned Pi Phi songs, were divided into interest groups, made plans for Homecoming 1981 by selecting a queen candidate and discussed new ideas for the upcoming year for Virginia Zeta. It was rewarding to have so much enthusiasm, dedication and sincerity present in the New Member Class. Virginia Zeta, consisting of 72 young women, was the largest colonizing New Member Class at that time in Pi Phi's history. The women went out of their way to make the installation team feel the Virginia hospitality. 

Living at Virginia Zeta

Virginia Zeta’s house is on Oak Lane, which is an all-Greek community on campus at Virginia Tech. The Pi Beta Phi house was one of the first houses built in 1989. The house holds 36 girls and is equipped with a formal living room, kitchen, chapter room and laundry room. It is one of the favorite spots to gather for sisters. The coolest thing about the house is the new entryway. It has a huge chandelier above a bench with a lit-up backdrop spelling out “Pi Beta Phi” in Greek letters. The first Virginia Zeta composite also hangs in the chapter room.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

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

Philanthropic Service

Virginia Zeta’s main Fall philanthropy event is the three-day Dodge the Arrow competition. Their spring event is a trivia night, “Sharp as an Arrow.”