About Our Chapter
My name is Bailey Nowlin, and I have the honor and the privilege of serving as the 2022 Chapter President for Texas Zeta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Baylor University. I am often faced with the question “what is my favorite thing about Pi Phi?” and time and time again, I am reminded of the gift of community I have been granted through Pi Phi. The members of Pi Beta Phi fight for one another. They are the girls that inconvenience themselves to care and seek out those that are hurting. They are the girls who will be the first to welcome you with a hug and extend a hand to pick you right back up when you’re down. I can confidently say that I am better because of the women in this chapter. Each woman in this room seeks out opportunities to use their gifts and callings to serve one another.
I have never met a group of women that have refined me or sanctified me more to look like Jesus than the ones in Pi Beta Phi at Baylor University. The women in this room push me to be better in all areas of my life: my faith, leadership, relationships and friendships, intramurals, and in academics. The women of this chapter are well-rounded and each possess different gifts that help to unify and strengthen us as one.
At Baylor specifically, Texas Zeta has a very strong presence on campus. In 2016 and 2018, we were crowned 1st place in Baylor’s All-University Sing, and again in 2020, we qualified for Pigskin in the Fall. Sing is very important to us, as we prepare for months to come. It is one of the most unifying and rewarding processes to participate in. In addition, our chapter thoroughly enjoys taking part in Intramurals on campus. In the past 20 years, we have been Intramural champions 18 times. Moreover, in 2020, we placed first in Baylor’s Annual Homecoming Float Competition, and then in 2021, we were the top placing sorority in Baylor’s Annual Homecoming Float Competition. From Sing to Intramurals to Float, Texas Zeta believes in the importance of working hard and supporting each other in whatever task we have been granted.
In addition, something else we value is our philanthropic events: both nationally and locally. Our annual fall philanthropy event is known as “Howdy”. “Howdy” helps to raise money for the literacy funds at the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, in order to benefit Read Lead Achieve. Each year, our chapter partners with Baylor University to put on an All-University Event that is country-themed. Baylor students, faculty, chapter members, and local elementary students gather together on Baylor’s campus to support the event. This past year we raised over $10,000 to raise awareness for childhood literacy. While at this event, you will see country dancing, pie eating contests, a petting zoo, and a ferris wheel!
In addition, in the spring semester, we host an annual dodgeball tournament, called Dodge the Arrow, to further support our philanthropic efforts. Students from all organizations gather together to compete and hear about our passion for literacy. As you navigate through this website, I hope that you will see the personality and the passions we have in Texas Zeta.
Sing 2020: Meet the Phlinstones