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Phi Beta Chi

Phi Beta Chi
Founded March 26, 1978 (1978-03-26)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type Social
Scope National

"Amor Via Vitae in Christo"

Love through Life in Christ
Colors      Azure Blue,      White
Symbol Ellipse
Flower White Rose of Sharon
Headquarters West Des Moines, Iowa USA

Phi Beta Chi (ΦΒΧ) is a national sorority formed to support collegiate women socially, spiritually and academically. Phi Beta Chi was founded on Christian values and celebrates its Lutheran heritage. It was founded on March 26, 1978 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • About Phi Beta Chi 1
    • ΦΒΧ Facts 1.1
    • The Creed 1.2
    • Philanthropies 1.3
    • Chapters & Colonies 1.4
    • Alumnae Chapters 1.5
    • National Executive Council 1.6
    • Executive Director 1.7
    • ΦΒΧ Holidays 1.8
    • Notable Alumnae 1.9
    • External Links 1.10

About Phi Beta Chi

ΦΒΧ Facts

Founding Date
March 26, 1978
Founding Location
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
White Lamb
"Now a Rose"
Azure Blue & White
White Rose of Sharon
"Amor via Vitae in Christo" Love through Life in Christ
The Ellipse

The Creed

We, the sisters of Phi Beta Chi, shall strive to be faithful and energetic Christian leaders and shall celebrate the Lutheran heritage. We stand for good scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for the maintenance of fine standards, for service to Church and Humanity and for the attainment of excellence in all of our endeavors. In all of our activities, we shall strive to be living symbols of the Rose of Sharon and shall use Love through Life in Christ as the ideal which shall guide our lives. For I am the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Field.


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The Rose of Sharon Education (ROSE) Foundation
The ROSE Foundation is a non-profit organization created to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The Foundation supports the sisters of Phi Beta Chi with scholarships and awards.

Chapters & Colonies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (inactive)
Purdue University
Eastern Illinois University (inactive)
University of Missouri at Columbia (inactive)
University of Nebraska at Kearney (inactive)
Texas A&M University at College Station
Northern Illinois University (inactive)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (inactive)
Iowa State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapman University (inactive)
Wake Forest University (inactive)
Concordia College - New York (inactive)
Sam Houston State University
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (inactive)
Texas State University at San Marcos
University of Southern California (inactive)
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (inactive)
East Carolina University
University of Arizona
University of Delaware (inactive)
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Alumnae Chapters

  • Central Indiana
  • East Central Illinois
  • Greater St. Louis
  • Houston
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Northern Illinois

National Executive Council

Beth Southern
VP Alumnae
Lucy Fluellen
VP Communications
Julie O'Neill
VP Education
Lauren Trevillian
VP Expansion
Melanie Mol
VP Finance
Sara Sturm
VP Recruitment
Brycha Welch
VP Standards
Shelly Etzel

Executive Director

Executive Director
Amy Johnson
Director Emeritus
Linda Saddler
Director Emeritus
Mary Gerlach

ΦΒΧ Holidays

Founders' Day
March 26
Susan's Day of Service
November 13
Chapter's Founders' Day
Each collegiate colony/chapter recognizes its founding anniversary annually.
National Convention
Sisters come together every year to conduct sorority business, reunite with fellow Beta Chis, and celebrate Phi Beta Chi.

Notable Alumnae

  • Micaela Brown (Zeta): Target Market International, LLC - founder & CEO
  • Julie O'Neill (Beta): United States Olympics - chef de mission for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

External Links

  • Phi Beta Chi
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