Pi Beta Phi

- Texas Gamma - Texas Tech University

About Our Chapter

Our chapter, Texas Gamma, was originally a local organization named Ko Shari before it became a Pi Phi chapter. The Ko-Shari Club was a social organization for Texas Tech Co-eds. It was originally known as the Gadabout Club and later as Les Cigales. The club used southwestern Indian motifs, inspired by Adolph Bandalier's "The Delight Makers". In 1952, national sororities were established at Texas Tech and the women of Ko Shari became Pi Phis. The installing officer was Mariane Reid Wild, Pi Beta Phi Past Grand President. 

The Texas Gamma chapter was installed at St. John's Methodist Chapel and the installation banquet was held at the Skyline Dining Room. The founding members all received bracelets at the initiation ceremony. Soon after the installation of our chapter, the Texas Gammas owned a house on 19th Street, east of University Avenue, in Lubbock. In the early 1970s, the house was condemned by the fire marshal, so the Texas Gammas built a new chapter house on Greek Circle. Today, the chapter still meets on Greek Circle in the new lodge which was built in 2014.

Our chapter, Texas Gamma, was originally a local organization named Ko Shari before it became a Pi Phi chapter. The Ko-Shari Club was a social organization for Texas Tech Co-eds. It was originally known as the Gadabout Club and later as Les Cigales. The club used southwestern Indian motifs, inspired by Adolph Bandalier's "The Delight Makers". In 1952, national sororities were established at Texas Tech and the women of Ko Shari became Pi Phis. The installing officer was Mariane Reid Wild, Pi Beta Phi Past Grand President. 

The Texas Gamma chapter was installed at St. John's Methodist Chapel and the installation banquet was held at the Skyline Dining Room. The founding members all received bracelets at the initiation ceremony. Soon after the installation of our chapter, the Texas Gammas owned a house on 19th Street, east of University Avenue, in Lubbock. In the early 1970s, the house was condemned by the fire marshal, so the Texas Gammas built a new chapter house on Greek Circle. Today, the chapter still meets on Greek Circle in the new lodge which was built in 2014.

Our chapter, Texas Gamma, was originally a local organization named Ko Shari before it became a Pi Phi chapter. The Ko-Shari Club was a social organization for Texas Tech Co-eds. It was originally known as the Gadabout Club and later as Les Cigales. The club used southwestern Indian motifs, inspired by Adolph Bandalier's "The Delight Makers". In 1952, national sororities were established at Texas Tech and the women of Ko Shari became Pi Phis. The installing officer was Mariane Reid Wild, Pi Beta Phi Past Grand President. 

The Texas Gamma chapter was installed at St. John's Methodist Chapel and the installation banquet was held at the Skyline Dining Room. The founding members all received bracelets at the initiation ceremony. Soon after the installation of our chapter, the Texas Gammas owned a house on 19th Street, east of University Avenue, in Lubbock. In the early 1970s, the house was condemned by the fire marshal, so the Texas Gammas built a new chapter house on Greek Circle. Today, the chapter still meets on Greek Circle in the new lodge which was built in 2014.




A Letter From Our Chapter President


Hello and welcome to the website of the Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Texas Tech University! We are so happy you stopped by! My name is Claire Cleveland, and I am blessed to be serving as the 2018 Chapter President.


Pi Beta Phi has had a huge impact on my life. Having 239 undergraduate sisters and countless alumna who mentor, encourage and bless me each day is truly irreplaceable. The friendships I have built, memories I have made and lessons I have learned through Pi Phi will stay with me beyond my college days.


One of my favorite parts of serving as Chapter President so far has been looking out at chapter meetings and seeing the beautiful faces that make up our sisterhood. Our members are each uniquely different, fun and lovely women inside and out. It is my hope this year that the Texas Gamma angels will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of others by living out our six core values - integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others and sincere friendship.


I hope you enjoy learning more about our chapter and members through this website. If you have any questions about our sisterhood, please feel free to leave us a message on our contact page. We wish you a blessed day!


Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Claire Cleveland

Chapter President






Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Claire Cleveland

Chapter President