About Our Chapter

Like all Pi Beta Phi chapters, Maine Alpha prides ourselves in promoting strong bonds between sisters that will last a lifetime. Our deep friendships are what makes our chapter a family. Even during winter, spring, and summer break—and long after graduation—Pi Phi sisters are there for one another. Living in Orono together is awesome, and we love spending time together. From studying at the Fogler Library, to getting brunch at the Family Dog, to just hanging out watching ME AlphaTV on Sunday afternoons; there is never a dull moment with our Pi Phi sisters! From hiking at Acadia to exploring Orono; Pi Phi ladies make the most of life together. Trust us when we say that there is always a sister ready to take on the next adventure and are representing Pi Phi wherever life takes us!

Being a part of a sorority is something that is extremely important to all of us, but we also love to participate and be part of other organizations on campus. We have numerous sisters on the Order of Omega Honor Society, sisters who are part of the Class Council, Dance Marathon Event Operations, Panhellenic Programming and Philanthropy, Contributing writers for Her Campus, Dance Team and much, much more!


Welcome to Pi Beta Phi at the University of Maine! 

My name is Elizabeth Phillips, and I am honored to serve as the current Chapter President for the Maine Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Maine. If you are a Potential New Member (PNM), parent, friend, or just interested in learning about Greek life, you’re in the right place! Students in Greek life at the University of Maine make up 13% of the student population, with over 1,000 members involved; now is a great time to join in on the multitude of amazing things that each chapter does for the community! 

Pi Beta Phi is one of eight sororities within UMaine Panhellenic. Maine Alpha was founded at the University of Maine on May 24, 1920, which makes this our 103rd year on campus! Here at Maine Alpha, we aim to support our values by following in the footsteps of the women who laid the foundation for the future of our organization. The sisters of Pi Beta Phi at the University of Maine are a diverse group of individuals with a variety of interests; above all, we are a group of hardworking, progressive, intelligent, and kind leaders. As a chapter, we prioritize academics and support our members in their majors, which range from nursing, psychology, education and so many more.  Maine Alpha strives to be involved in our community through our philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve, which helps influence a lifelong love of reading to create a literate and productive society; one out of four children grow up not knowing how to read, and Maine Alpha’s goal is to impact our communities youth by encouraging and teaching literacy! It is unbelievably rewarding seeing each child’s improvement each week. 

Something I feel is unique about Pi Beta Phi, is our cultivation of leadership potential. We strive to push each other to be the best versions of ourselves, and support one another’s goals. Each member has a strong work ethic and different outlooks to bring to the table, which creates a progressive and safe environment for all. These women have helped me become the person and leader that I am today. 

As you’re thinking about joining Greek life, just know I stood in your shoes three years ago and never looked back. The influence of the Panhellenic community encouraged me to trust the process, and know that I will end up where I belong. Since being a member of Pi Beta Phi, I have been warmly welcomed by sisters, given unbelievable leadership opportunities, and provided resources to create personal and intellectual growth. If you find that you are interested in Greek like, I strongly encourage you to explore the Panhellenic website and learn about what opportunities the Greek community has to offer! 


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, or even if you would like a friendly face on campus! Beginning your journey at college is such a huge milestone to be proud of, and the Greek community wants to be a part of it! 

Pi Phi Love and All of Mine,
Elizabeth Phillips