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!
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to Pi Beta Phi at the University of Maine!
My name is Grace Perron and I currently serve as the President of the Maine Alpha chapter here in Orono. We are so excited that you have made your way to the Umaine Panhellenic website and want to learn more about our sisterhood! Whether you are a Potential New Member (PNM), a parent, or a friend, you have already taken the initiative to promote Greek Life! Nearly 14% of students at Umaine are a part of the Greek Life community, and that number continues to grow. There is no better time to join than now!
Pi Beta Phi was founded at the University of Maine on May 24, 1920, which makes this year the 100th Anniversary of our organization on campus! We strive to maintain the values of the passionate and hard-working women who have paved the way for our success today. What makes Pi Beta Phi, specifically Maine Alpha, so special is our aspiration to push sisters to develop leadership potential and achieve success within our organization and the community. Campus engagement is an aspect of our chapter that we take pride in, as our sisters study a range of 23 different majors from nursing to Elementary Education. You can also find them in the Hip Hop Showcase, on the D1 swimming team, or taking part in the Best Buddies program! One of our favorite ways we engage with the local community is through reading with children at the Bangor YMCA to promote our philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve. It is extremely rewarding knowing that the kids are excited to see us every week!
Sisterhood is cultivated not solely through our passion for children’s literacy or weekend ski trips to Sugarloaf (the best part of a Maine winter!), but rather the mutual effort to push one another to become the best version of ourselves. What is unique about Pi Phi is that each of the 60 women embrace the endless opportunities for collaboration and growth. When I transferred to Umaine my sophomore year, I knew that I wanted to be surrounded by women that maintained a strong work ethic and that value resonates amongst Pi Phi’s. With close relations to our alumni association, life as a Pi Phi is not limited to the four years here at the University of Maine. Although you may be just starting your journey, know that the sisters you make within these next few years will last a lifetime.
I stood in your shoes two years ago and I was nervous to break out of my comfort zone to join Greek Life. As I met the faculty and members of the Panhellenic community, I wanted to feel the same sense of empowerment that resonated amongst them. Since joining, Pi Beta Phi has provided me with the resources to set high standards for personal and intellectual growth. I urge you to continue through the Panhellenic Website and consider the amazing opportunities Greek Life has to offer.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, or simply want a familiar face on campus! This will be such an exciting milestone in your life and we want Greek Life to be a part of it!
Pi Phi Love and All of Mine,