The Iowa Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded in 1874, just 14 years after the founding of Simpson College. This makes us the oldest sorority on campus. At Iowa Beta, we pride ourselves in the academic excellence of our chapter. In 2016, our
ladies had the highest grade point average in Greek Life, and the Greek grade point average was higher than that of the
college as a whole.
The Iowa Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi was awarded the Balfour Cup for the 2017 year. We pride ourselves in receiving this prestigious award, knowing full well the work it took to achieve this honor. We would like to thank our very active alumnae, as well as the members in our chapter for their dedication to making Iowa Beta the best chapter in the country!
We also pride ourselves in our philanthropy work. Through pen-pals with a local elementary school, Campus Day
volunteering activities, our annual "Pi Phi Prince" philanthropy event, and many other activities we take pride in, our chapter
was named seventh in the nation in 2017 for our philanthropy work.
Our sorority is not simply made up of smart girls who enjoy angels and arrows. No, our sisterhood is just that - a sisterhood.
Because we are a small chapter, our members get the opportunity to form solid, true frienships with their sisters. They believe in the impact a sister can have in their lives. They lean on each other in the hard times and laugh til they cry on more
occasions than one. The ladies in our sorority are the game changers, the movers and shakers, and the leaders of our