Pi Phi is proud to be involved in many campus activities! We take pride in supporting other chapters, Drury groups/organizations, and our panther athletes! We have sisters involved in many other things besides Pi Phi, and we love to go support them and show our loyal sisterhood! Listed below are some events that we specifically host that help our campus get involved with us! These events benefit our local and national philanthropy.
Our chapter has hosted this philanthropy event for the last five years! Although it is a newer event, it attracts a large part of Drury's community. We serve chicken wings, side dishes, and beverages from restaurants all over Springfield and all donations/ticket sales benefit our local philanthropy. To add a little twist, we also host a side dish competition between fellow sororities, fraternities, and other organizations on campus. To round off the night, we have a chicken-wing-eating contest that is bound to bring on some laughs!
We have also hosted this event off-campus at Buffalo Wild Wings and at our local Springfield Brewing Company!
The Pi Beta Phi Friendship Fund seeks to ensure the future of the sisterhood by offering scholarships and aid to sisters in need! We support the Friendship Fund with our annual Pie a Pi Phi event, during which the campus and community are invited to fling pies at their favorite Pi Phis! It's a great way to get messy and have a little fun before finals!
This is an event that we hold on campus to advocate for children literacy problems. Every Valentine's Day, we sell pink and red carnations inside the Findlay Student Center on Drury's campus! All of the money that we raise is donated to our philanthropic partner through the Pi Phi Foundation.
In 2001, Pi Phi sister Andrea Newbold was killed by a drunk driver. In past years, funds raised from this competitive event have supported the Equi-Librium Therapy Center because Andrea was passionate about serving kids with autism. Now, this event supports children's literacy and Read > Lead > Achieve. Our annual lip-synching competition is consistently the most attended philanthropy event on Drury's campus. Many groups and organizations also participate in this event as well. In addition to raising awareness of childhood illiteracy, we strive to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving with this popular event. POL is always a hit!