At our Indiana Delta chapter, we aim to combine our Philanthropic Service to Others with our Sincere Friendship and Lifelong Commitment of Pi Beta Phi. We know that service is not a four year requirement, but part of our lifelong commitment that helps us grow together and give back to the community. As a chapter, we love to run our philanthropy events, attend and participate in other philanthropic events, and do community service with our Pi Phi sisters to come closer in our friendships and engage in philanthropy.
For our own events, we recently brought back our tradition of Literacy Day, similar to other Pi Phi chapters across the continent. Our event celebrates Fraternity Day of Service and the birthday of one of the most influential children’s book authors, Dr. Seuss. This literacy event is hosted at a local library and encourages children to celebrate literacy by holding book readings, practicing writing, and promoting creativity books. Our goal for advocating literacy is to get local kids excited and enthusiastic about the gift of reading.
Another event we aim to hold annually is our Pi Beta Phi’s Wing Ching. This is a night full of wings, buffalo sauce, ranch, and fun. In the past, we have paired with Buffalo Wild Wings and Campus Cooks to help sponsor us and are grateful for their contribution to our cause. The greek community at Purdue loves to get involved in this event.
One of the best qualities of our chapters philanthropic service to others is our involvement in other causes. Here at Pi Phi, we don’t just get excited for our own cause, we love to give back to others as well. Some of our chapter’s favorite events to go to are Big Man on Campus, Relay for Life, Purdue Dance Marathon, and other events for organizations on campus.