A Letter from Our VP of Recruitment:
Dear Potential New Members,
I hope you all are feeling well adjusted to the RPI community, and you had a successful first semester in college! 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 any day for granted. These four years will fly by, quicker than it did in high school, and you deserve to take advantage of any opportunities that will make you happy. I am currently writing to you as a second semester sophomore, and I can confidently say that if I hadn’t gone greek and joined Pi Phi, I would probably not have stayed at RPI. While we are an academically driven school, it is important to remember that there is more to college than academics. You deserve a sense of community, and you deserve to find a group of likeminded women that can become your support system. From my experience, there is no better way to do it than go through primary recruitment and find your home away from home.
I can clearly remember what it was like to be in your shoes. While I was eager to find a sense of community, I was nervous about going through primary recruitment and unsure of where I belonged. When I entered the Pi Phi house for the preference round of recruitment, I instantly felt a sense of relief. I could see firsthand how genuine and unapologetic each sister was to be their true selves. While each sister ranged in their backgrounds, interests, majors, and talents, it was clear that they were rooted in their values and sisterhood. I am proud to say that this statement stands true today, and it is my goal as Vice President of Recruitment to ensure that you’ll get to see the Pi Phi that I know and love. Please do not hesitate to reach out 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,
A Letter from Our Chapter President:
My name is Kennedy Burke 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,