Values-based recruitment, which is practiced by all National Panhellenic Conference organizations, focuses on meaningful conversations between collegiate members and Potential New Members with the goal of recruiting women who will have a positive impact on chapters and the Panhellenic community. When a chapter uses Pi Phi's six core values as the foundation on which they recruit their members, a focus is placed on conversation and creating a sincere connection with each woman that walks through the door.
What Pi Beta Phi stands for is not a secret! Our values are included in our mission statement, our tagline and throughout our Ritual. Examples of Pi Phis living our values in their daily life can be found all over our social media, The Arrow® and throughout each chapter.
Are you an alumna interested in recommending a Potential New Member for membership in this chapter? Please visit www.pibetaphi.org/recruitment to find the Recruitment Information Form, the Legacy Introduction Form and Pi Beta Phi's national legacy policy.
Are you a Potential New Member looking for a recommendation for membership for this chapter? Please email email@example.com to be connected with an alumna in your area!
MIT RECRUITMENT STARTS SEPTEMBER 5, 2020!
Find your home at MIT and sign up for recruitment here.
This year, recruitment will be slightly different due to the online format:
Step 1: Register for recruitment here
Step 2: Meet your Panhellenic Recruitment Counsellor (PRC)
Step 3: Attend one of the four Recruitment Orientation Sessions. This will introduce you to Panhel and how the recruitment process works!
- Wednesday, August 26th, 7:00-7:45 pm EDT
- Thursday, August 27th, 3:00-3:45 pm EDT
- Thursday, September 3rd, 8:00-8:45 pm EDT
- Friday, September 4th, 1:00-1:45 pm EDT
Step 4: Attend Round 1 - Sisterhood
- ~3 hours on Saturday, September 5th
- ~3 hours on Sunday, September 6th
Step 5: Attend Round 2 - Philanthropy and Finance
- ~4 hours total on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th (based on your schedule)
Step 6: Attend Round 3 - Preference
- ~2 hours on Saturday, September 19th (based on your time zone)
Step 7: Bid Night!!!
- Sunday, September 20th, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Check out the information below and the other pages on our site if you would like to know more about Pi Beta Phi and MIT!
- Study Hours: Sisters host weekly study hours in the chapter house. Study Hours provide a
quiet and encouraging environment for sisters to work on homework or
projects, alone and together. Sisters can get both academic and
motivational support at study hours, as well as help with specific
assignments from older sisters in their classes and major. Many upper
class sisters also hold review sessions before major exams for freshman
and intro level classes in their specific field of study.
- Course Mentors: With sisters in almost every major at MIT, MA Gamma has an
extensive mentorship program which connects underclassmen with
upperclassmen in their major, or the majors they are deciding between.
‘Course mentors' are available to meet one-on-one, but also often host
study hours specifically designated as time to ask questions related to
- Personalized Plans: The Vice President of Member
Development meets with sisters who are struggling academically or concerned about their schoolwork to develop personalized plans for academic success, including setting up meetings with Professors and finding tutors.
- Academic Pearl: At Founders Day celebration, upperclass sisters who have
cumulative GPA of 4.8 and above are presented with academic pearl to
recognize their high academic achievement before all chapter members and
- Smart Cookies: During every chapter meeting, sisters are encouraged to nominate themselves or another sister with specific achievements from that week to receive a smart cookie. Achievements recognized range from acing a challenging exam to being accepted into one of MIT's honor societies, to getting a summer internship offer, and completing the bridge loop.
Does Pi Phi have a house?
- Yes, and it's brand new! It's so great to have a place for us to hang out and further develop our sisterhood. The house also gives new members the opportunity to quickly and easily become integrated into the chapter.
How many sisters can live in the house?
- 52 sisters including our handicap-accessible room on the first floor.
How many singles and doubles are there?
- There are three doubles and seven singles on each floor. That mean 12 doubles
and 28 singles on floors 2 through 5 and one single on the first floor.
Can I do laundry in the house?
- Yes! There are two washing machines and two dryers in the basement. This may
not seem like a lot but it's actually the same ratio of people to
washing machines that exists in most other MIT dorms.
How many bathrooms are there?
- The second through fifth floors each have a bathroom with two showers and
two toilet stalls. There are also private bathrooms on the first floor
and in the basement.
Is there a kitchen?
- Yes! We have a kitchen on the first floor with a stove, oven, dishwasher,
and refrigerator that can be used by all sisters—especially when they're
baking delicious things for other sisters to eat!
Will I be able to hang out in the house?
- Yes, of course! We have a gorgeous living room with ceiling to floor windows
that look out onto the Charles River where our sisters can relax,
study, and watch movies together year-round.
What if I need a quiet space to study in?
- Not only do we have a basement with tables and chairs that is intended
specifically for studying, but we have a private study room downstairs
with a whiteboard and a conference table. Furthermore, the fifth floor
is designated as the quiet floor so if you prefer a quieter lifestyle
you can find that here while still enjoying the company of your sisters.
How much does it cost to live in the Pi Phi house?
- The Pi Phi house costs the same as a tier two dorm.
Will I still be on the dining plan?
- Yes, because the Pi Phi house only has one kitchen, members must remain on
the dining plan. However, because of our convenient, on-campus location,
it's easy to get to the different dining halls. Furthermore, every
Tuesday and Thursday night we get dinner delivered to the house and
every Sunday morning we get a delicious Sunday brunch delivered so that
we can all eat together in our beautiful house!
How much will the dining plan cost?
- Even though we're getting special meals delivered, the dining plan will cost
no more than if you were living in McCormick, Baker, Next, or Simmons.
You'll be on the same meal plan as someone in your class year living in
one of these dorms. Dining will still be billed and managed through MIT
so it's no extra hassle for our members to choose a meal plan!
If we're on campus, does that mean we're an MIT dorm?
- No, even though we are on campus and MIT is leasing us our house, we are still considered to be in a separate category from dorms. We get the luxury of having MIT staff come clean our bathrooms and kitchen but we are technically considered "off-campus" even though we're closer to academic buildings than many undergraduate dorms! The rules and policies you will abide by when living in the house are set and enforced by both MIT and Pi Beta Phi.