About Our Chapter
A Message From Our President
Welcome to the DC Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi! Please take some time to explore our website and learn about our sisterhood, our service, and our accomplishments here at The George Washington University. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, we have over 150 dedicated sisters who make up a vibrant, unique, and diverse community of women.
Our sisters are leaders both inside and outside of Pi Beta Phi. Apart from their involvement and commitment to our chapter, our sisters are active in organizations such as GW Women in Business, She’s the First GW, The Hatchet, Camp Kesem, Dance Marathon, Alternative Breaks, student theater, music groups, and club sports. Our sisterhood also consists of NCAA Division 1 athletes, Student Association leaders, and undergraduate researchers. Because of our unique location, our sisters take advantage our nation’s capital, interning at places such as the U.S. Congress, the Smithsonian, DC Public Schools, and at non-profit, consulting, and lobbying firms throughout the city.
One of the core aspects of our sisterhood is supporting our national philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve, which supports children’s literacy. With events like Lemonade for Literacy and Pi Phi Gives You Wings, we participate in philanthropic activities all year long. Our annual philanthropy week, Arrowstrike, consists of spelling bees, penny wars, and concludes with a baseball tournament on the National Mall. Many of our sisters also tutor children in DC through programs such as Reading Partners and Jumpstart.
The friendships made through Pi Phi provide a support system that our sisters rely on. Through the use of our beautiful, newly renovated home in Strong Hall, our sisterhood is only made stronger. During recruitment, I was drawn to Pi Phi because all the women seemed to share the same values. At the same time, they were all so unique and unapologetically themselves. The women of the DC Alpha chapter are truly an amazing group of inspiring, talented, and empowered women. I am honored to represent DC Alpha and call these women my sisters. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.