About Our Chapter
My name is Julianna Lewis and I have the honor of serving as the 2023 Chapter President for the 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 friendship and community I have been granted through Pi Phi. The members of our chapter 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 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 Phi at Baylor University. The women in this chapter push me to be better in all areas of my life: my faith, leadership, relationships and friendships, intramurals, and in academics. These women 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 in 2020 and 2022, we qualified for Pigskin in the Fall. Sing is one of the most unifying, rewarding, and fun processes for our chapter to participate in. In addition to Sing, our chapter thoroughly enjoys taking part in Intramurals on campus. For 20 out of 23 years, we have been Intramural champions! Moreover, in 2020, we placed first in Baylor’s Annual Homecoming Float Competition, and then in 2021 and 2022 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 a country-themed All-University event. Baylor students, faculty and their families, and chapter members gather together on Baylor’s campus to support the event. While at this event, you will see country dancing, food trucks, a petting zoo, and a ferris wheel. This past year we raised over $15,000 to raise awareness for childhood literacy!
In addition, in the spring semester, we host an annual dodgeball tournament, called Dodge The Arrow, to further support children’s literacy. 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 2023: Be My Girl