The best decision I made after graduating high school was committing to UCSB, and the (very close) second was accepting my bid to become a member of Pi Beta Phi. I truly cannot imagine my college experience without the support, encouragement, and love that the women of this organization have given me.
Coming from a smaller community, I wasn’t sure what the transition to a huge campus would be like. Most of me was excited for the new adventure, but I also didn’t want to let go of the comfort I felt surrounded by my people. I soon realized that my Pi Phi sisters are some of the most amazing girls I’ve ever met. They quickly became my second family and filled my days with adventures, study sessions, movie nights, and endless support. I am proud of how my members today continue to uphold the six core values deeply rooted in our history: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Philanthropic Service to Others, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Honor and Respect, and Sincere Friendship.
On my Bid Day three years ago, I had no grasp on the far-reaching and positive impact that Pi Phi would have on my life, nor did I anticipate how much it would prepare me for success after college. Through Pi Phi, I have developed myself academically, grown as a leader through countless opportunities, and learned the true meaning of sisterhood. It is an honor to serve as the Chapter President of over 150 angels who motivate and inspire me to be the best version of myself every day.
I encourage you to learn more about our Panhellenic community and find your home here at UCSB!
Pi Phi Love & Mine,
California Zeta, Pi Beta Phi
The Pi Beta Phi Foundation and Literacy
House Capacity: 42
New Member: $1,559 for the first quarter. Once initiated, New Members pay for subsequent quarters in the year based on either their live-in or live-out status.
Live-in: Fall - $3,895, Winter - $3,864, Spring - $3,775
Live-out: Fall - $1,045, Winter - $1,014, Spring - $925
New Member Cost Includes: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. New Members pay the same chapter dues and receive the same benefits as live-out members described below. Additionally, new members pay for costs associated with new member benefits: new member education, new member retreat, local and international initiation fees, pins and a one-time payment for the house fund.
Live-in Cost Includes: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. Live-in members pay the same chapter dues and receive the same benefits as live-out members described below. Additionally, live-in members pay room and board, which covers rent, utilities, cable, internet, and cleaning services for common areas. Meals are also included for live-in members: weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Monday – Thursday), brunch on Friday, and an open snack bar. Live-in members are also welcome to bring two dinner guests per week at no additional cost.
Live-out Cost Includes: Pi Beta Phi dues encompass all costs. All members receive the same benefits: member development programming, leadership training, sisterhood events, social events, philanthropic fundraisers, access to technology, one-time fees to the fraternity and Panhellenic, and 24-7 access to the common areas of the chapter house. Some meals are also included for Live-out and New Members: open snack bar, Monday night dinner, dinner one other night during each week of your choice, and Friday brunch.
Payment Methods: GreekBill (Check, eCheck, Credit/Debit Card)
Payment Plan: Quarterly or two-installments per quarter