Welcome and thank you for visiting the Illinois Eta chapter website! Our chapter is located on Millikin University’s campus in Decatur, Illinois. It was founded on March 29th, 1912 and stands strong today with about 100 women in our chapter. My name is Jordan Griglin, and I am the chapter president. Serving and leading the women of this chapter has been an honor, and each member brings something special into our home.
Our chapter is made up of women from all over the country such as California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida and other states to come together to promote Pi Beta Phi’s mission of servant leadership and sincere friendship. Women in our chapter provide servant leadership in the Decatur community through a variety of ways such as reading to local elementary classrooms (CAR), working concession stands at Millikin events, participating in a program called College Buddy where mentors are paired with mentees from the community, and many other great opportunities. With the help of our chapter we know we can help make a difference in the Decatur community. We are looking forward to another great year this upcoming fall. Some events to come are Pi Phi Phall Phest, Lemonade for Literacy, and other great opportunities to help raise money for our philanthropy.
Women in chapter are known as leaders on campus. There are some women who take part in an entrepreneurship project to help build up a company, others who are casted in roles in our theatre department, and other members working in the medical field helping save lives. Our chapter members are ambitious women who will make a difference in the world. This past spring, we were able to welcome twenty-five courageous women into our chapter at our bid day “All You Need is Pi Phi Love.” These women went through their new member process and were initiated into the fraternity on April 7th, 2018. We cannot wait to see what Spring recruitment will bring this year. Thank you so much for visiting our website!
Hearts and Arrows,
Pi Phi has taught me what being a sincere friend is. I will never forget the years spent and the memories made with my favorite angels!! -Mikaela Vuglar
This sisterhood has changed my life forever. Pi Beta Phi has given me friends, mentors, memories, and so much more that will last a life time. I thank this organization and its women for welcoming me into Pi Phi Heaven!! -Megan Carey
Pi Phi means love and constant determination to be the absolute best YOU! There is not a moment when I don't believe in the power of the wine and blue! -Alyssa Montano
Pi Phi to me means genuine happiness in life. Before I had met these intelligent, strong, determined set of women, I never knew I could be so empowered to be a part of something more. When I set foot in this house, a wave of calmness always sets over me. I feel like I'm home. For whatever fate or reason in the world, I'm glad Pi Beta Phi chose me. -Bailey Frees
To me, Pi Phi means being able to call my best friends my sisters. It means having a strong group of women to lean on and make memories with throughout my college years and beyond. -Megan Mraz