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

My name is Alyssa Soles and I am the Chapter President for the Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Texas Tech University. I’d like to welcome you to our website and hope you are able to gain some insight into our special sisterhood.


I can say wholeheartedly joining Pi Phi was the best decision I’ve made during my collegiate career. Throughout the last couple years, I have created friendships that will last a lifetime. The women around me have pushed me to be dedicated in every aspect of my life. They celebrate with me in my successes and support me through my failures and I couldn’t be more thankful.


This sisterhood was something I didn’t know I needed, and now I couldn’t imagine my life without Pi Phi. The Texas Gamma angels have made such an incredible impact on my life and I hope our chapter will continue to have a positive influence 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. 


As you scroll through the pages of our website, I hope you enjoy learning about our members and what the women of Texas Gamma stand for. If you have any questions about our sisterhood, please feel free to leave us a message on our contact page. Have a blessed day and wreck ‘em always!


Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Alyssa Soles

Chapter President






Pi Phi Love and Mine,

Claire Cleveland

Chapter President