Welcome to Pi Phi Houston

2021-22 Dues

The Houston Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi looks forward to a year of renewal and reunions in 2021-2022! Our local club will enthusiastically engage in educational, service, and social events, giving us the opportunities to embrace our sisterhood!

Service, sisterhood, and sincere friendships are the foundation to our Pi Phi Alumni Club in Houston. We are excited about the events that are being planned for 2021-2022 and hope you will join us as we reunite again! We will have at least seven events, with a Gala in 2022.

Please help make Houston the leading Pi Phi alumni club in the country! We will encourage club growth with dues structure options, philanthropy opportunities, and engaging events. Please click here to select your option of dues of sisterhood or à la carte.

We look forward to being reunited with you in person at all of our exciting sisterhood and special events beginning this fall!

Heidi Binet                 Aimee Verheeck
Texas Beta, 1985       Mississippi Beta, 1989




Chapter Support for Recruitment

Hi all! With fall recruitment right around the corner, we want to get a jump on our plans to push for our HTown girls!!! And we can't do it without your support!!! The funds that we collect for chapter support go directly to the chapter of your choice and dictate what we can afford to do to support our Houston girls during recruitment. Based on your donations, we can send cookies, snow cones, dinners, lunches, snacks, banners, flowers, styros, gumballs and more! The more we collect, the more we can do! So please consider donating any amount to your chapter, your daughter's chapter, or any chapter of your choice. You may send money by Venmo to @Houstonpipi and please include the name of the chapter in the details.

Thanks and PPL,

Jennifer Carmichael, Recruitment Chair and the entire recruitment team

National Legislation for Convention

This information was provided by National and is descriptive of the legislative process of our organization.

The Pi Beta Phi Constitution and Statutes document provides a procedural framework that is integral to a positive lifetime experience for Pi Beta Phi members. For each member, participation in the legislative process is a privilege and a responsibility. As a voting delegate, please review the legislative proposals to the Pi Beta Phi Constitution and Statutes here. This document is intended for members only — please do not forward. These proposals will be voted on at the 2021 Virtual Convention in June. There are 27 proposals, and each includes the rationale for the change.

Moving through this process, remember:

  • The proposals are numbered in the order they will be presented at convention. The legislative process will begin on Saturday morning. You are encouraged to think through these proposals before you arrive.
  • Only convention delegates may propose an amendment to an original proposal. While convention procedural rules state: “Amendments pertaining directly to original proposals must be discussed with the Legislative Committee prior to 12 p.m. CDT the day before the proposal will come to the convention floor,” you are encouraged to submit an amendment to the committee prior to convention should you wish to amend an original proposal.
  • Pi Phi hosted webinars for convention delegates to discuss these legislative proposals.

As a reminder, delegates will vote on legislation proposed by Grand Council, which requires all chapters elect two new chapter officers: a Vice President Inclusion and a Director Community Inclusion. The new officers will be supported by an additional member of the Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC). Grand Council will also propose revising the responsibilities of the current Grand Vice President Community Relations and renaming the role Grand Vice President Inclusion. This Grand Council member will oversee the Fraternity’s existing Community Relations team as well as a new Specialty Director, the Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and nine new Specialists serving on Regional Teams, titled Inclusion Specialists. Learn more about the proposed leadership structure changes.

Additionally, Grand Council will propose legislation that will revise the Constitution and Statutes to remove any reference to special consideration for legacies, as well as propose legislation that will eliminate sponsorship as a requirement for membership, leading naturally to the elimination of the Alumnae Club Recruitment Information Committee (ACRIC), the Chapter Membership Selection Committee (CMSC), and the Recruitment Information Form (RIF). Learn more here.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in June!

In Pi Phi,

Suzanne Malone, Mississippi Beta
Legislative Committee Chair
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity

Local Recruitment Update

The upcoming vote to remove Legacy considerations and RIFs has caused immense confusion as these proposed changes will not be voted upon until June. In an effort to make sure our local girls have all required paperwork as they go through recruitment, we will continue to accept RIFs and Letters of Support as usual, until further notice. We intend to be prepared on all fronts to provide a successful recruitment experience for our Houston potential new members. Check the Recruitment tab for instructions.

Book Drive for the Harris Center

Please support our own Ruth Gotschall and the Harris Center!

“I have had the privilege of working at The Harris Center for the past two years. It is the largest mental health safety-net organization in Texas, and we provide services to individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Some individuals are there for their first visit and it can be a stressful and anxiety-provoking time.

We have an adult library where clients can read while at the clinic and take a book home. Many clients are experiencing severe isolation. The comfort of a good book provides a welcomed distraction and valuable coping mechanism for dealing with these uncertain times. Children and adults do not have the same access to books at libraries or schools as they did before the pandemic.

I created the children’s library nook for children waiting with their parents to engage them and to promote literacy at home. As we know, having books at home is an imperative part of encouraging lifelong readers and predictive of future academic success.

Pi Beta Phi instilled in me the value of targeted and efficacious philanthropy. Building this library is an observed need that I believe will have a ripple effect for families and individuals seeking mental health services in the Houston area. I thank you in advance for your help!”

View the Harris Center Library wish list here.


2020-2021 Recuitment

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