A letter from our President
It is with utmost honor and pride that I welcome you to the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Pi Beta Phi is nationally know to foster sisterhood among all members and that value holds true here at West Virginia University. We aim to present ourselves to be well rounded in our education, philanthropic efforts, and our commitment to sisterhood and leadership.
We devote dozens of hours and thousands of dollars in order to aid those less fortunate through our philanthropic outreach and community service. We aim to persevere in our studies and maintain our high expectation for grades. We cannot forget to mention the strong sisterhood that we have formed. The bonds that I have made with these incredible girls is extraordinary; they truly have helped mold me into the President that I am today.
Being originally from out-of-state, I went through recruitment on a whim just to see what it was all about. I would have never imagined myself joining an organization that has given me much more than I could ever be able to give back to it. This chapter has become my backbone, and I am incredibly proud to serve as their President. I look forward to continuing our legacy and seeing everything our Executive Board will be able to accomplish in the rest of our terms. Whether you are a Pi Phi reading this or a girl preparing herself for recruitment, I can promise you one thing. It is all worth it. I can only hope you find an organization and sisters that are as incredible as I have found.
In Pi Phi,
Danielle Cristobal, Chapter President
The West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi was established on September 21, 1918. We were the first, and now the only, Pi Beta Phi chapter in West Virginia. We are proud of our rich history and strong presence on campus. The members rented two houses before finally settling down and purchasing what is now WV Alpha's chapter house. It was in 1938 that the chapter moved to 1493 University Avenue, found in the heart of the West Virginia University campus. West Virginia Alpha is a diverse chapter of amazingly strong and educated women. Our mission is to promote friendship, develop women of intelect and integrity, cultivate leadership, and enrich lives through community service. We work with local schools and organizations to promote our literacy initiatives and help the Morgantown community. We are proud to provide a look into the life of a West Virginia Alpha Pi Phi, welcome!