Pi Beta Phi
Texas Alpha | The University of Texas at Austin
About Our Chapter

Welcome to the Texas Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi!

Here, at The University of Texas at Austin, we are so proud of our chapter, members, and their accomplishments. Pi Phi has been such a blessing these last three years providing me with loyal friendships, community service involvement, and leadership opportunities, along with personal and professional growth. Coming to a large school like UT is a daunting task, but I was completely enveloped in love and sisterhood immediately at Pi Phi- I felt right at home even before the first day of school! One aspect I love about Pi Phi is that despite any differences in age, hometown, major, or what have you, we all have developed a bond like no other. 

2019 is an exciting time for Texas Alpha as we are implementing some changes in our chapter. We are starting new philanthropy events, supporting literacy, on and off campus, involving our chapter with organizations all over Austin, like Copperfield Elementary School and Reading Aces. In the spring, we partner with another sorority on campus and plan a carnival with a dunk tank, corndogs, and even face paint all in order to support Read>Lead>Achieve. Read>Lead>Achieve is Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic effort, which inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential creating a more literate and productive society. We will also continue a second Lollypops with Literacy in March, an advocacy initiative on campus. Not only does our VP Philanthropy constantly present service opportunities, but they also encourage members to pursue individual community service. Regarding new sisterhood events, we are working hard to incorporate more sisterhood events like night yoga at the house and s’mores with alumnae at Fireside Chats to help our Pi Phi sisters create even stronger community. Finally, our 2019 Exec Board is working to improve our alumnae relations in Austin as well as throughout the country with our Pre-Professional Workshops and fraternity heritage events. 

I am so proud of each and every member of our chapter; the goals and aspirations of every Texas Alpha woman truly reiterate the Pi Phi values and reputation. Please feel free to reach out to use if you have any questions. 

Pi Phi Love and Mine, 

Laura Knaus

Texas Alpha Chapter President 2019 

Pi Phi Mission:

The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential, and enrich lives through community service.