Phi Beta Chi

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Phi Beta Chi
ΦΒΧ
Founded March 26, 1978; 37 years ago (1978-03-26)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type Social
Scope National
Motto

"Amor Via Vitae in Christo"

Love through Life in Christ
Colors      Azure Blue,      White
Symbol Ellipse
Flower White Rose of Sharon
Headquarters West Des Moines, Iowa USA
Homepage http://www.phibetachi.org/

Phi Beta Chi (ΦΒΧ) is a national sorority formed to support collegiate women socially, spiritually and academically. Phi Beta Chi was founded on Christian values and celebrates its Lutheran heritage. It was founded on March 26, 1978 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About Phi Beta Chi[edit]

ΦΒΧ Facts[edit]

Founding Date
March 26, 1978
Founding Location
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mascot
White Lamb
Song
"Now a Rose"
Symbol
Ellipse
Colors
Azure Blue & White
Flower
White Rose of Sharon
Motto
"Amor via Vitae in Christo" Love through Life in Christ
Publication
The Ellipse

The Creed[edit]

We, the sisters of Phi Beta Chi, shall strive to be faithful and energetic Christian leaders and shall celebrate the Lutheran heritage. We stand for good scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for the maintenance of fine standards, for service to Church and Humanity and for the attainment of excellence in all of our endeavors. In all of our activities, we shall strive to be living symbols of the Rose of Sharon and shall use Love through Life in Christ as the ideal which shall guide our lives. For I am the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Field.

Philanthropies[edit]

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YMCA
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Chapters & Colonies[edit]

Alpha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (inactive)
Beta
Purdue University
Gamma
Eastern Illinois University (inactive)
Delta
University of Missouri at Columbia (inactive)
Epsilon
University of Nebraska at Kearney (inactive)
Zeta
Texas A&M University at College Station
Eta
Northern Illinois University (inactive)
Theta
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Iota
Iowa State University
Kappa
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lambda
Chapman University (inactive)
Mu
Wake Forest University (inactive)
Nu
Concordia College - New York (inactive)
Xi
Sam Houston State University
Omicron
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (inactive)
Pi
Texas State University at San Marcos
Rho
University of Southern California (inactive)
Sigma
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (inactive)
Tau
East Carolina University
Upsilon
University of Arizona
Phi
University of Delaware (inactive)
Chi
University of Iowa
Psi
University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
Omega
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Alumnae Chapters[edit]

  • Central Indiana
  • East Central Illinois
  • Greater St. Louis
  • Houston
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Northern Illinois

National Executive Council[edit]

President
Shelly Etzel
Past President
Beth Southern
VP Alumnae
Lucy Fluellen
VP Communications
Julie O'Neill
VP Education
Lauren Trevillian
VP Expansion
Melanie Mol
VP Finance
Sara Sturm
VP Recruitment
Michelle Mulvihill
VP Standards
Kelsey Kelley

Executive Director[edit]

Executive Director
Amy Johnson
Director Emeritus
Linda Saddler
Director Emeritus
Mary Gerlach

ΦΒΧ Holidays[edit]

Founders' Day
March 26
Susan's Day of Service
November 13
Chapter's Founders' Day
Each collegiate colony/chapter recognizes its founding anniversary annually.
National Convention
Sisters come together every year to conduct sorority business, reunite with fellow Beta Chis, and celebrate Phi Beta Chi.

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