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
Hi there! My name is Kaitlyn Cleckler and I have the pleasure of serving as the Chapter President this year for Pi Beta Phi. I’d like to welcome you to our website, as I hope you gain some insight about how special this sisterhood is.
In my collegiate career, choosing Pi Phi has wholeheartedly been the best decision I have made for myself. The love and friendships I have experienced here have surpassed every expectation for joining a sisterhood. Here, I have made friendships that will last a lifetime, experiences that are invaluable, and memories that I will cherish forever.
At Texas Gamma, we pride ourselves in the relationships we cultivate and the love we share. This organization has shaped me into the best version of myself, and my mission is to help others come to know and achieve their strengths in all aspects of their life. This sisterhood gave me more than I could have asked for, and for that I am so grateful!
I hope as you browse our website and other social media platforms, you can see our genuine love for one another. I hope you see the true sisterhood we share, and the values that we stand for: integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, philanthropic service to others, personal and intellectual growth, and sincere friendship. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message on our contact page.
Pi Phi Love and Mine,
Chapter President 2020
Check out our 2020 newsletter here!