The Virginia Iota chapter of Pi Beta Phi was chartered on the campus of George Mason University on January 25, 2014. We are united by common goals to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. Pi Beta Phi is recognized as a premiere organization for women as its members live out our six core values in everything we do:

Lifelong Commitment
Honesty and Respect
Philanthropic Service to Others
Personal and Intellectual Growth
Sincere Friendship


         Hello! Welcome to Pi Beta Phi at George Mason University! My name is Deirdre Tyler, and I am the Chapter President! On behalf of all the sisters of Virginia Iota, we would like to welcome you to our website! Every Pi Phi chapter is built upon six core values: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Philanthropic Service to Others, Personal and Intellectual Growth, and Sincere Friendship. These values not only shape each Pi Phi chapter across the world, but shape us as individuals and leaders. 

When I first came to George Mason, I had no idea what to expect being an out of state student from New York. I was excited for the new experiences that awaited me and was eager to make the most out of my college experience. Being a music major, I expected most of my time to be spent in the practice room or in class. However, I have found that to be far from the case. I’ve spent my time in the Johnson Center at kiosks to promote Read > Lead > Achieve, spent late nights in Fenwick with my sisters during finals week, and more recently attended a lot of Zoom sisterhoods. Pi Beta Phi has given me my “home away from home” as cliché as it may sound. 

The women of Virginia Iota are some of the most passionate, dedicated, and genuine people I have ever met. They know what they want out of life and have such unique gifts and talents to offer the world. The values and sisterhood that each of us shares is truly one of a kind. Three years ago, I couldn’t tell you the person I was going to become, the memories I was going to make, or the people I was going to meet. College and Pi Phi have given me some of the most amazing memories that I will treasure forever. 

To whomever is reading this, I hope you find an organization that pushes you to step outside of your comfort zone, supports you during your highs and lows, and most importantly, helps you
fall in love with yourself, just as Virginia Iota has done for me. Pi Phi has not only made me a better leader, but a better person, and has given me friendships and connections that I can confidently say will go beyond my years at George Mason. 

On behalf of the Virginia Iota chapter and myself, I hope that you enjoy learning more about our chapter and Pi Beta Phi. If you're looking for a sign to register for recruitment, this is it. Take a chance, I promise you won’t regret it. 

Pi Phi Love & Mine, 
Deirdre Tyler