A Letter from Our VP of Recruitment:
Dear Potential New Members,
I hope you are all feeling well adjusted to the RPI community and had a successful first semester of college! 2020 was a year of great uncertainty and hardship. We were all forced to isolate and rid ourselves of social interaction for many months at a time to ensure that we could keep our loved ones and ourselves safe. Despite being amidst a global pandemic, you all were resilient and finished your first semester of college strong, and for that, we are all so proud of you!
I want each of you to think about what you want out of your college experience. Is it to discover your future career path? Is it to find a group of friends that will last a lifetime? Is it to join as many clubs as you can? Regardless of what your college expectations are, I encourage you to not take a single day for granted. These four years will fly by, even faster than high school did, and you deserve to take advantage of any opportunities that will make you the happiest version of yourself. I am currently writing to you as a second semester sophomore, and I can wholeheartedly say that joining Pi Phi was the best decision I made as a student here at RPI. While we are an academically driven school, you must remember that your college experience is an accumulation of much more than just academics. You deserve a sense of community and to find a group of likeminded, driven, and strong women that can become your support system. From my experience in Pi Phi, there is no better way to find this than to go through formal recruitment and find your home away from home.
I can vividly remember what it was like going through formal recruitment one year ago and what it was like to be in your shoes. While I was eager to find this sense of community, I was nervous and did not know where I belonged. The moment I had my first conversation with a Pi Phi sister at rotationals, a sense of relief and instant ease overwhelmed me. With each conversation, I saw how genuine and unapologetically themselves each sister was. I knew then and there that I belonged with Pi Phi. While each sister ranged in their strong suits, interests, majors, and hobbies, it was clear that they were connected by their values and sisterhood. I am proud to say that these statements stand true today, and it is my goal as Vice President of Recruitment to ensure that you will get to see the Pi Phi that I know and love. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns! On behalf of the entire house, we are all so excited to meet you and wish you the best of luck in your journey to find your new home.
Pi Phi Love & All of Mine,
Vice President of Recruitment
A Letter from Our Chapter President:
My name is Angela Lopez and I am the Chapter President of Pi Beta Phi at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I have been a member since my freshman year and I can wholeheartedly say that joining Pi Phi was one of the best decisions I’ve made throughout my collegiate career. Pi Phi has allowed me to develop academically, grow as a leader, and learn the true meaning of sisterhood. Over the past year and a half, I have been surrounded by strong women that push me everyday to be a better person in every way.
With a clear focus on upholding our six core values: integrity, lifelong commitment, philanthropic service to others, personal and intellectual growth, honor and respect, and sincere friendship, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity provides an environment that strongly encourages members to reach their highest potential. Here many women have found their home away from home and our love and dedication to the core values of our organization makes it what it is today.
I am proud and honored to serve as the President of the NY Epsilon Chapter where I can represent a group of women that encourage me everyday to be the best version of myself.
Pi Phi Love & All of Mine,