GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > GLO Specific Forums > Pi > Pi Beta Phi


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 298,806
Threads: 114,169
Posts: 2,151,004
Welcome to our newest member, uvetrmkire
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-29-2008, 08:40 AM
alum alum is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,645
Fake Pi Phi

Here's a head's up that a local org at Temple University is using some of your org's symbols and letters. You all would know better than I whom to contact at your HQ so the bigwigs can be alerted if they want to do something about this.

http://www.temple.edu/piphisorority/
__________________
....but some are more equal than others.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-29-2008, 12:53 PM
twinkle555 twinkle555 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: La La Land
Posts: 1,699
sorry to crash, but they're drawing of their crest is prettttty bad..microsoft paint? come on now!
__________________
"It's not a house, it's a h o m e."- ΑΟΠ
Recruitment Advisor
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-29-2008, 01:08 PM
carnation carnation is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Georgia
Posts: 11,116
I'll try to forward it. Looks like it hasn't been updated since 2006-7? Maybe their 3 members have graduated!

ETA: love this statement from their FAQs. "All girls that come to
the Rush events, and express an interest in the sorority receive a bid to pledge Pi Phi.
There is no picking and choosing."

Now I hate nastiness and uber-exclusivity but there's a reason for being able to choose your members and anyone who doesn't get it should read the "Weird Rush Stories" thread!
__________________
"Yo ho, yo ho, over the raging seas we go! Yo ho ho ho, wherever the four winds blow!
HEY!!!"

Last edited by carnation; 06-29-2008 at 01:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-29-2008, 06:38 PM
5Knowledge1913 5Knowledge1913 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northwest Baltimore
Posts: 331
I often wonder why people try to fake being in specific organizations.

In Delta, we have had many instances of women claiming to be members, and even some going as far as visiting chapter meetings and participating!

Good luck on catching these girls.
__________________
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
5IH07FA

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-29-2008, 06:47 PM
nittanyalum nittanyalum is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: location, location... isn't that what it's all about?
Posts: 4,248
Quote:
Originally Posted by carnation View Post
I'll try to forward it. Looks like it hasn't been updated since 2006-7? Maybe their 3 members have graduated!
I agree it looks like it's already died out (maybe the univ. can be contacted to take the site down?), when they were advertising for fall 2007 rush they were down to 3 (and proudly posted the 3 of them filling all of the offices and the only members of committees...). Kind of funny their motto is "Promise to Persevere". Oh well.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-29-2008, 06:57 PM
tld221 tld221 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: only the best city in the world
Posts: 6,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinkle555 View Post
sorry to crash, but they're drawing of their crest is prettttty bad..microsoft paint? come on now!
omg, i couldve peed a little. that was awful.
__________________
Do you know people? Have you interacted with them? Because this is pretty standard no-brainer stuff. -33girl
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-29-2008, 10:52 PM
piphiangel314 piphiangel314 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 178
This looks like a mockery to our sorority, but I don't think it is.

It just seems that they would put a lot more effort into a sisterhood. Especially with the crest... And I don't mean to be judgemental here but their song is a Cyndi Lauper? I like her and all, but not so much to have her song represent sisterhood.
__________________
When you meet a Pi Phi, you realize immediately that there's something unique about her...
ΠΒΦ
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-29-2008, 11:06 PM
justabostongirl justabostongirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 42
It seems they've died out, because I checked out Temple's Greek Life website, and Pi Phi wasn't listed as one of the active chapters. It sort of makes me feel bad for them that they take whoever came down, and in 2006, they only had 6 members.

Maybe the founders had hopes of the campus expanding, and them becoming Pi Beta Phi?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-30-2008, 01:12 AM
cheerfulgreek cheerfulgreek is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 13,030
and wtf @ the crest.
__________________
Phi Sigma Society
"Understanding is the fountain of life to those who have it" -Proverbs 16:22
"You couldn't make a more incorrect statement if you spent a week trying" -TonyB06
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-30-2008, 02:41 PM
33girl 33girl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hotel Oceanview
Posts: 33,334
The crest is mighty ugly, and the angels are too, but there are lots of people into angels & I don't see anything else that screams Pi Beta Phi.

And incidentally, this is Temple's Ambler campus, not the main campus where there are several NPCs.
__________________
It is all 33girl's fault. ~DrPhil
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-30-2008, 03:18 PM
NutBrnHair's Avatar
NutBrnHair NutBrnHair is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 7,352
Send a message via AIM to NutBrnHair
Quote:
Originally Posted by 33girl View Post
The crest is mighty ugly, and the angels are too, but there are lots of people into angels & I don't see anything else that screams Pi Beta Phi.
...except their name! PI PHI.
__________________
XΩ Alumna --38 Year member
ΦΑΘ Alumna
ΚΔΕ Alumna
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-30-2008, 04:01 PM
33girl 33girl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hotel Oceanview
Posts: 33,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by NutBrnHair View Post
...except their name! PI PHI.
Pi Phi is a NICKNAME for Pi Beta Phi. It happens to be this sorority's full name. If you copyright every nickname, there aren't going to be any letters left.

Believe it or not, there are such things as coincidences. Believe it or not, some people have no idea who all the NPC groups are.

I'm not saying there haven't been some straight up imitators (we've outed most of them on here) - I just don't think this is one of them. If it was, there would be way more arrows and wine red and silver blue.
__________________
It is all 33girl's fault. ~DrPhil
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-30-2008, 04:52 PM
breathesgelatin breathesgelatin is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via ICQ to breathesgelatin Send a message via AIM to breathesgelatin Send a message via MSN to breathesgelatin Send a message via Yahoo to breathesgelatin
Assuming this group's site is accurate, and they've been around since 2000 and only closed circa 2006-2007, I'm surprised that they haven't been "outed" before.

In my opinion the colors are also extremely close to ours, but I could see how you could make an argument that it wasn't a copycat. It's not like they copied EVERYTHING about Pi BETA Phi, unlike some of the other copycat orgs we've seen on GC.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-06-2008, 03:38 AM
TigerPiPhi TigerPiPhi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 14
Maybe they were a group hoping to affliate with the national group one day?

I remember before Furman University opened up to national sororities, there were a few local groups that had names very similar to national ones. One was Chios, I believe (obviously a play on Chi-O). I think that in most cases the locals and the nationals did actually match up when the nationals were allowed to establish groups.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fake GLO Quiz DeltaSigStan Chit Chat 69 08-04-2005 01:50 PM
fake Greeks OnePlus69Is70 Greek Life 37 10-21-2002 07:04 AM
Fake? Dreamerchick Recruitment 6 08-18-2001 05:53 PM
Don't Want To Seem Fake! prettygyrl Greek Life 7 07-20-2000 12:31 AM
FAKE FRIEND Donna1 Greek Life 15 05-18-2000 11:52 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.