Pi Beta Phi
About Our Chapter

Welcome to the New York Eta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi! On behalf of our chapter, I hope that by looking through our website, you’re able to gain an understanding of how incredible our sisterhood really is.

Over 150 years ago, twelve remarkably courageous and intelligent women gathered in a room in Monmouth, Illinois and founded what we know today as Pi Beta Phi. These women strongly believed in seven core values which Pi Beta Phi chapters internationally uphold today: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor & Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others and Sincere Friendship. The New York Eta chapter turns 9 this year, and although we’re young, we sure are mighty.

Pi Beta Phi as a national organization does many incredible things. Here at NYU, we strive to follow in those footsteps. We were awarded Chapter of the Year (2014), Outstanding Sisterhood (2017), Outstanding Philanthropy Award (2017) and have maintained a 3.5 average GPA for the past 5 semesters! We host fun and successful philanthropy events throughout the year which include Arrowjam in the fall (lip sync competition) and Angels in the Outfield in the spring (wiffle ball tournament). In addition to Pi Phi, our members are heavily involved in other campus clubs, volunteering opportunities, and internships. There are times where I sit back and am in utter awe of how incredible the women in this organization are.

Joining Pi Phi my freshman year was never something I envisioned for myself. No one thinks of NYU and then thinks “Greek Life!”. This organization has given me a safe place to grow. It has challenged me to think harder, work harder and become more of a leader than I ever thought possible. I have not only gained these irreplaceable skills, but I have also made lifelong friends. The women of NY Eta are intelligent, kind and philanthropic, yes, but even greater than that, they are ambitious, they are powerful and empowering, they have some of the most beautiful and vibrant souls and they are women that I’m so incredibly proud to lead as Chapter President.

I hope this site gives you a glimpse into what it’s like being a New York Eta, it’s a pretty special thing. It will show you sisterhood, philanthropy, academic achievement and I wish for you to feel these bonds strength and authenticity.

Being chosen as CP 2018 is an absolute honor and thrill. I look forward to continually be challenged and to find even more amazing elements of NY Eta. Please enjoy looking through the rest of this website, check out our social media and learn what it really means to be a Pi Beta Phi!

Pi Phi Love & Heaps of Mine,

Grace Houghton-Larsen

Chapter President