S: Utah Alpha Pi Beta Phi Fall 2011
BC: 2011-2012 Utah Alpha Pi Beta Phi Chapter
FC: Pi Beta Phi | Utah Alpha | Fall 2011
1: History of the Utah Alpha Chapter Pi Beta Phi Fraternity University of Utah Region 7 Fall 2011
2: Table of Contents | Historians | Pg. 3 Chapter Brag Sheet Pg. 4-5 Chapter Officers Pg. 6-11 New Members Pg. 12-13 Legacies Pg. 14 Initiation Pg. 15 ACC Pg. 16-17 Chapter House Pg. 18-19 Recruitment Pg. 20 Scholarship/ Pg- 20Values Program Pg- 20NewMember program Pg. 21 Special Guests Pg. 22-23 Philanthropy Pg. 24 Sisterhoods Pg. 25 Bigs and Littles Pg. 26-27 Seniors Pg. 28-29 Campus Life | Courtney Sebahar | Katie Koplow | Being Historians as freshmen in Pi Phi was a great honor. It was an awesome way to get to know all the great things our house does for the community, along with all the amazing things our girls do for the school and for the organization. It is very important to document the success of the chapter. Future members can look back at this book and strive to continue to contribute and work hard to make the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity what our founders intended the chapter to be.
3: Chapter Brag Sheet | Kelly Frappier was awarded Greek woman of the year and helped organize our house homecoming decorations that won first place. | Our house was featured in "The Arrow" magazine | Awards Savannah Peterson received the silver slipper award from regionals. Our chapter received the Pi award from nationals. Our housing corporations received housing corporation excellences. We won regionals spirit award | Jillian Conrad and Kassi King were sent by the chapter to convention in Florida in July. Abbey Pincock, Missy Weddington and Nicole Baczuk paid for themselves to go.
4: I loved planning initiation week because it is one of the best parts about being in a sorority, sharing special bonds. Being able to share these bonds with the new members was amazing because I know how important it is to have sisters. -Brie Marron | Jill Conrad President | Chapter Officers | Nicole Baczuk VP Member Development | Brie Marron VP Fraternity Development | Savannah Paterson VP Finance | As many Pi Beta Phi women do, I have a true passion and belief in this organization. Utah Alpha is filled with the most amazing, inspiring women I have ever met – women who have guided, supported, motivated, and taught me more than I can explain and I would not be the person I am today without them. Pi Phi urges women to be the best they can be, not just within sorority life but in their education and personal lives. Pi Phi has most certainly done that for me by giving me the privilege of being Chapter President. It has been an honor to give back to my chapter. But most importantly, it has been an honor to be part of an amazing organization that has given me a path toward noble womanhood, the gift of sincere friendship, and the desire to continually better myself and my community. No matter where we go in life, we will never be alone. We will always be Utah Alpha. -Jill Conrad
5: “Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.” -J.C. Watts | Breegan O'Connor VP Philanthropy | Molly Daines VP Administration | Kassi King VP Membership | Liana Calicchia VP Communication | Moraya Dodson VP Event Planning | Gelena Paulos VP Housing
6: Jordy Black Hometown: St. George, UT Major: English-Law School There's a feeling you get when you walk into this house that is irreplaceable. You feel a sense of love, security, and above all friendship. I knew as a pledge, this would be something I couldn't live without. | Emily Brown Hometown: Arvada, CO Major: Political Science & Speech Communication During recruitment all of the girls were so friendly and inviting. I felt comfortable and knew that Pi Phi was the perfect house for me. | Natti Christine Caro Hometown: Park City, UT Major: Undecided I love being a Pi Phi because there is never a moment I spend with those girls when I am not having fun. I've learned what sincere friendship is just by being around all of my sisters. | Anna Chuprova Hometown: Sandy, UT Major: Mass Communications/Spanish The best part about Pi Phi is the support, encouragement, and love everyone gives and how strong the bonds are between everyone. | Julie Clark Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID Major: International Studies I love Pi Phi because of the relationships that continue to grow even after school is over. | Shelby June Cravens Hometown: Ogden, UT Major: Communications/Parks Recreation and Tourism, Public Relations The girls in Pi Phi made me feel like family right away. Pi Phi has encouraged me to be more outgoing and to try new things. I love having a sister to count on every where I go. | New Members
7: Asha Davenport Hometown: IdahoFalls, ID Major: Undecided I joined Pi Phi to meet more people. I love all the sisters I have met and being apart of a group where we all have each others back is a great feeling. My big Rachel Fuys and my grand big Kelly Frap are amazing! | Lauren Denney Hometown: North Ogden, UT Major: Undecided I pledged Pi Phi because it is a very diverse group of women and it is where I felt I fit in the best. | Morgan Dykes Hometown: Valencia, CA Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders The women of Pi Beta Phi not only made me feel that I would be a great asset to the house, but that the house would be an even greater asset to my life. | Bailey Escamilla Hometown: Fort Worth, TX Major: Elementary Education My favorite part about Pi Phi is how everyone is so different but gets along so well and is willing to do anything and everything for each other. | Hillary Finch Hometown: Sandy, UT Major: Biology Without Pi Phi college would not be the same! I love my sisters and the experiences I have had so far, I can't wait to make more memories. | Paige Folkman Hometown: Warren, UT Major: Exercise and Sports Science What I like the most about Pi Phi is having 100 best friends!
8: Erin Gamertsfelder Hometown: Sandy, UT Major: Biology My favorite part about being a Pi Phi is that everyone is always supporting you and are always there for you know matter what. | Kylie Gilmartin Hometown: Valencia, CA Major: Nursing My favorite part of Pi Phi are the Monday night meetings and seeing all the girls. I've gained so many new friends and it has helped me step out of my comfort zone and become more outgoing. | Kaili Hansen Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Major: Communications The history behind Pi Phi and how extraordinary these girls are and how it is a life changing experience are what I love most. | Alyssa Iacono Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA Major: Psychology The best part of being a Pi Phi is that I feel like I am a part of a real sisterhood and I know my sisters will always support me. | Nikhi Jamili Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Major: Pre-Dentistry/Undecided Pi Phi has taught me confidence and values to live by, especially now that I represent not just myself, but an entire house of girls. | Lacy Rose Jamison Hometown: Draper, UT Major/Intended Career: Journalism I pledged Pi Phi to make new friends, have experience in the Greek social life and also to gain networking connections.
9: Danny Julian Hometown: Orem, UT Major: Undecided Being in Pi Phi has given me the chance to make new friends. | Annie Loader Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Major: Elementary Education I know this sounds cliché but Pi Phi felt like home during recruitment, the girls made me laugh until I cried and took my breathe away when they asked me to become a member. | Jessica Miner Hometown: Draper, UT Major: Speech-Language Pathology Helping the lives of others through community service is my favorite part of being a Pi Phi. | Kelsey Parry Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Major: Undecided Pi Phi has helped get involved and adjust to college. | Elizabeth Pinner Hometown: Coto De Caza, CA Major: Communication Being from out of state, Pi Phi has really helped me find a home away from home and create strong friendships that I know I'll have forever. | Mariah Paulina Pollock Hometown: Price, UT Major: Business Major I joined Pi Phi because the girls seemed real, and I could see myself being part of the organization. I love how each sister treats one another.
10: Kelsey Quezada Hometown: Sandy, UT Major: Exercise Sport Science I joined Pi Phi because I really wanted to get involved and meet new people. Pi Phi has helped me form several friendships as well as offering many leadership and volunteer opportunities throughout the community. | Tanya Robertson Hometown: Longmont, CO Major: Political Science The thing I love most about Pi Phi is always having someone to confide in and laugh with whenever I need. | Kaitlyn Marie Sanders Hometown: Salt Lake City UT Major: Honors Finance My favorite part of being a Pi Phi is constantly having something to do and great girls I can hang out with. | Courtney Sebahar Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Major: Elementary Education Pi Phi has given me so much in such a short amount of time. I have gained the most amazing friends and a home away from home. | Shelby Anne Sell Hometown: Eagle, ID Major: Mathematics My favorite part about being a Pi Phi is that during each event or meeting at the house, I meet or get close to someone new. Everyone is so caring and ambitious about their goals. | Megan Steed Hometown: Green Bay, WI Major: Health Promotion & Education I love Pi Phi because of the values they hold and standards they set, and the friendships we've created with each other. I've gained the true meaning behind friendship and sisterhood.
11: Maddie Sullivan Hometown: Carmichael, CA Major: Undecided I pledged Pi Beta Phi because I was never nervous or felt like anyone was judging me during rush. It was always comfortable and effortless to be able to talk to and get to know the girls. | Erin Williams Hometown: Stratford, CT Major: BFA Musical Theater Pi Phi's always have a fun time and are loyal to each other through anything! I have made so many new friends and it has helped me step out of my comfort zone and become more outgoing. | Jamie Wood Hometown: Bountiful, UT Major: Electrical Engineering Pi Phi's members and pioneers hold the courage to drive and sustain an organization that provides so many benefits to it's members. | Courtney Ann Wright Hometown: Elko, NV Major: Exercise Science All of the girls are so down to earth, and made me feel completely comfortable in the house. I love our philanthropy also. I think it has a huge impact, and is very important. | Lexy Wright Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Major: Poli Sci/International Studies I love Pi Phi because the girls have become like a second family to me. There is always someone there for me regardless of what I need. | Initiated November 12, 2011
12: Natalie Baczuk Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Major: Undecided I have gained skills such as time management and organization, I have also gained friendship on many diverse levels. | Tara Kay Streng Hometown: Keego Harbor, MI Major: International Studies & Pre- Law I come from basically an all Greek family, with my Grandma being a Pi Phi. Growing up I've notices that all of my family's lifelong friends have been their "brothers and sisters", who have become a loving family not only to them but to me too! So I've always looked forward to the day I could become part of the Pi Beta Phi family. | Rachel Elizabeth Peugh Hometown: Cedar Hills, UT Major: Performing Arts Design Program - Costuming Emphasis My favorite parts about Pi Phi so far are the friendships I have made and all of the charity work that we as a group do for others. | Ashley Bostrom Hometown: Holladay, UT Major: Exercise Science/Psychology I have already made great friends in Pi Phi and adopted sound values. Pi Phi has inspired me to be a powerful woman with integrity and passion. | Katie Minette Koplow Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID Major: Pre-Occupational Therapy I knew joining Pi Phi would be one of the best decisions I have ever made when my grandmother called and said, "I'm so glad I can call you my sister now" The bonds I have with these girls are lifelong. | Emily Glende Hometown: Layton, UT Major: History/Political Science I love Pi Phi's values and wanted to apply them into my own life and to create lifelong friendships with these amazing girls. | Legacies
13: Meghan Kellner Hometown: Park City, UT Major: Special Education Everyone in Pi Phi is so different that it's impossible not to feel at home with all of the amazing women I am able to call my sisters. | Lindsey Holbrook Hometown: San Francisco, CA Major: Pre-Nursing Being new to Utah I wanted to become part of something bigger than myself and feel back at home. I have already learned the true meaning of sisterhood. | Alyssa Bokovoy Hometown: Sandy, UT Major: Marine Biology I pledged Pi Phi because of my mother. My favorite part is that my mom and I share a special bond. | Maddie Doering Hometown: Park City, UT Major: Business or Pharmaceuticals I originally joined Pi Phi for the friendships and bond between sisters, being a part of Pi Phi has exceeded all of my expectations. | Kate Johnson Hometown: Durango, CO Major: Undecided My favorite part of being a Pi Phi is getting to know everyone. I have already learned so much about myself and my pledge class. | PC '11 Integrity Honor and Respect Lifelong Commitment Personal and Intellectual Growth Philanthropic Service to Others Sincere Friendship
14: Initiation | The Pre-Initiation activity with the sophomores involved hanging out at the park and playing games. This gave PC ’11 a chance to get to know potential big sisters and learn more about the other girls in their pledge class. The Pre- Initiation activity with the juniors gave PC ’11 an opportunity to listen to different stories about what Pi Phi means to the older actives and some of the best memories PC ’09 has had involved Pi Phi.
15: I loved Pi Phi as an active because I had a fun filled exciting college experience. I had leadership opportunities, met lifelong friends and made memories. As an AAC member I love working with the actives, specifically my counterpart, Jillian Conrad. You get to watch the girls mature and grow as students and watch them graduate to become successful young women. ! -Heather Heinz, Chair and PSB | Heather Heinz | Jocelyn Eve | Ashlee Christopherson | Krissy Turner | I love being on AAC because I love helping college women learn and develop their talents through Pi Phi. As I have watched my counterparts go through different positions and excel in leadership roles it has made me so proud to be a Pi Beta Phi. -Jocelyn Eve,VPMD and VPA ! | I love Pi Beta Phi because of all of the good it has brought into my life and all of the good things we do for our Sisters and the community. Serving on the Utah Alpha AAC is such a rewarding experience. I appreciate the opportunity to give back to something that means so much to me. Very proud to be a Pi Phi.! -Ashlee Christopherson, VPF, VPP, and VPH | Salt Lake Alumnae came to the house in December to decorate the Christmas tree. | What I love about being on AAC is being able to still be involved with Pi Phi even after graduating from school. It is an amazing feeling to be able to give back to an organization that has given so much to me over the years. -Krissy Turner,VPFD and VPM | AAC Chair and PSB: Heather Heinz VPMD and VPA: Jocelyn Eve VPF, VPP, and VPH: Ashlee Christopherson VPFD and VPM: Krissy Turner | Caitlyn Fowler | Everything about Pi phi is everything a woman should learn before going out into the real world after college. I love watch the active members grow and succeed. - Caitlyn Fowler, VPE
16: Chapter House | We have an amazing House, located right across the street from the main part of campus. Our house is actually two houses that were joined together in 1965, Pi Phi has been in the house since its establishment on the campus in 1929. We have an amazing house mom named Lee Johnson who takes care of all our needs keeping our house stocked and oversees our chef, maid, and handyman/yard worker.
17: "It's not just letters, parties and good times. It is a feeling that will never leave you as long as you live. It is a responsibility and a duty to yourself and you sisters. It is an eternal love." | 1443 E. 100 S. SLC, UT | www.pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/utah/ | EST. 1929
18: Recruitment After the first day of recruitment we had a 99% return rate. The first day of recruitment was Panhellenic Day. Monday was philanthropy day where potential new members learned about our love for literacy. Tuesday was chapter pride and Wednesday was preference night. Thursday was bid day. We were excited to welcome all of our new members and get to know each other at the first game of the football season.
20: Scholarship & Values Program | lacy jamison kate johnson devon joslin vasilisa kiriev devon lewis heather lindsay jessica miner markell mitchell breegan o'connor clara osbeck savannah paterson helena paulows montana peterson rachel peugh elizabeth pinner mariah pollock kelsey quezada jennifer reichhold sara roark abby roberts tanya robertson eleni saltas danielle sanborn kaitlyn sanders sara scott megan steed maddie sullivan breck trawick sarah webster amy wegesser erin williams alexandria wright courtney wright | Chapter GPA 3.16 2nd on the Row Girls that received 4.0 Emily Glende Katie Koplow Victoria Luman Shelby Sell Tara Streng Melissa Weddington 3.9 or below kendra arado jordyn black emily brown anna chuprova jill conrad shelby cravens molly daines asha davenport lauren denney moraya dodson kayln ebner paige folkman kelly frappier megan galane erin gamertsfelder erica glende alyssa Iacono nighina jamili | Nicole organized a values refreshers sisterhood where we all got together and had a large discussion about our values, and how to incorporate them into our lives. VPMD also organized study hours and asked new members to attend 5 hours a week. She had an “A’s” jar and “No Skippy” jar that gave girls the chance of winning a prize if they earned and A on a test or did not skip class for a week. During dinner Nicole would recognize those girls that were going above & beyond with their studying and grades. She helped raise our chapters GPA from being the fourth best grades to the second best grades on campus. Nicole also organized "Pi society" in which she recognized all the members of our chapter that received a GPA of 3.14 or higher. All of the members of "Pi Society" received shirts! | Nicole Baczuk | VPMD | During the semester VPFD Brie Marron reminded the actives and new members of our values. Every week the active members would pick several new members that represented one of our eight pearls and presented the pearl to them during joint meeting. By the end of our pledge-ship each new member had received a pearl. VPFD then incorporated these pearls we received in the activities we did during i-week. Brie also organized "pre-initiation" week activities. These activities were held once a month. These activities were planned so that each pledge class got to know the new members even more! These activities were so beneficial to growing our sisterhood and love for one another. | Brie Marron | VPFD | The new members program was lead by Missy Weddington. She held meetings every week for 8 weeks. Where we learned fraternity heritage and values.Missy was always available to answer questions and even offered us a helpful sayings to remind us of our founders names. Missy made sure that the new member meetings were stress-free environment. She helped organize new member retreats and activities before I-week and during I-week. Missy was amazing at emphasizing the importance of pledge class bonding and working together as a team. Some of the events she help us organize were movie nights, making posters that show personal interests, going out for frozen yogurt, going out for coffee, and meeting for lunch in the dorms. | Missy Weddington | New Member Coordinator
21: Special Guests | SYDNEY BINNINGTON -Sigma Chi International Sweetheart Our Greek community had the privilege of having Ms. Binnington visit the University of Utah. She was invited by Sigma Chi and spent the evening with the Pi Phi chapter because she is an alumni from the University of Western Ontario | Polly Niccoli -Leadership Development Consultant Polly came and visited our chapter house in November. She hung out with some of our members and went to see the primer of Breaking Dawn. She went out to dinner and desserts with each of the pledge classes separately and got to know the girls better.
22: Philanthropy | To support literacy, ArrowMont and C.A.R. the Utah Alphas hosted an Arrow Jam .VPP Breegan O'Connor invited local bands to the Chapter house and performed for the all that attended. We hosted Arrow Games; which consisted of flag football tournament where sororities and fraternities competed against each other. There was also a Green Eggs & Ham breakfast organized and all profit was donated. Pi Phi participated in the NAMI walk with the Kappa Sigma fraternity. At the end of the semester our chapter organized a Shop for Charity where holiday gifts and jewelry were available for purchasing. Other services projects included volunteering at a Halloween carnival and buying and wrapping gifts for children in need. | Arrow Jam | Arrow Games
23: Our Flower ~ Rose Color Carnation | Shopping for Holiday gifts for needy children | Neighborhood House
24: Sisterhoods Pi Phi got talents Pumpkin carving Christmas gift baskets for needy children Joint sisterhood with Alumni, decorating the house tree
25: Big & Little The new members first cookie shine!
26: PC '08 Seniors | Vice President of membership, Kassi King and the transition officer, Zoey Bridges were in charge of the senior program. For the activity all the members of the chapter (other than the seniors) gathered quotes from professors. These quotes were put in individual books for each senior. These quotes consisted of inspiration, "thing I wish I know after graduating college", and helpful recipes. The seniors then taught the new members more of our chapter pride songs. After the songs we did a cookie shine dedicated specifically for the seniors
27: Jillian Conrad | Yassie Imani | Molly Daines | Brie Marron | Melanie Holbrook | Markie Mitchell | Amy Wegesser | Kelly Frappier | Heather Lindsay | Kalyn Ebner | Kiley Brown | Andrea Downie | Missy Weddington
28: Campus Life | - Victoria Luman: Ambassador of Social Behavioral Sciences - Sara Scott: Rock the "U" board member - Erica Glende: ASUU Representative and Resident Advisor - Molly Daines: Panhellenic Representative, Operations Chair - UFit: Yassie Imani, Megan Galane, Katie Koplow and Amanda Mckinnon - Moraya Dodson: Women's basketball intern | All Greek Events Greek Block Party House Decorating Songfest | Involvement on Campus | Greek Advisor: Arlyn Bradshaw | Arlyn Bradshaw | Greek Adviser
29: 2011 Football Season | Our football team had a successful season. We recently joined the PAC 12 conference and the team had an 8-5 season. They were also successful in beating our rival team, BYU and winning the Hyundai Sun Bowl. | GO UTES!