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.
A LETTER FROM OUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Hello and welcome to our official Texas Gamma website!! I have the privilege to serve as the Chapter President for the year 2022 and I am dedicated to making this year the best yet. This website showcases the amazing bonds and opportunities Pi Beta Phi creates. Check out everything we have to offer!
Coming from a graduating class of eighteen to Texas Tech University was a huge jump for me, but this chapter has made the transition achievable. I have found a sisterhood that builds me up in every way and has provided me with opportunities that have shaped me into who I am today. We value academics and genuine friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as encouraging getting involved in leadership.
My mission as Chapter President is to embolden how special Texas Gamma is and allow our members to utilize everything we have to offer. In Pi Beta Phi, we find more within ourselves to shape the world around us.
As you browse our website and forms of social media, I hope it is apparent how special this sisterhood truly is. I personally cannot imagine my life without Pi Beta Phi and the values that we uphold. Together we cultivate personal and intellectual growth, integrity, honor and respect, philanthropic service to others, sincere friendships, and lifelong commitment. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message on our contact page. Ring Ching!
Pi Phi Love and More,
Chapter President 2022
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