Pi Beta Phi
University of Memphis

I came from a small town where everyone knew everyone. You could not step outside your front door without seeing a friendly face. I was so nervous about moving to Memphis because of how big the city seemed compared to my little town. I went through rush to find a group of girls that I could call my family. On open house night, I met so many wonderful women that made me feel so welcome and were so easy to connect with. The next night was Philanthropy Night and I immediately fell in love with the idea of advocating for literacy and carrying out the work that TN Delta does for this community.  On sisterhood night, they showed me how genuine & true this amazing sisterhood really is. However, it wasn't until Pref Night that I truly knew that I was a Pi Phi. A young woman got up and spoke about a similar hardship that I was facing in my own personal life. I realized that Pi Phi was my home, where I could express myself and be welcomed with open arms. I fell in love with how genuine and accepting these girls were, not only to me, but to anyone and everyone that came through the recruitment process. Now, years later, my love for Pi Beta Phi has only grown and the sisters that I have gained through the years are unmatched-Talia Hinson