Pi Beta Phi
At Cornell University
About Our Chapter
What are we involved with on Campus?


“I am the president of GlobeMed, a student-run club at Cornell that partners with a nonprofit organization in Guatemala. It’s been so nice to be a part of this serviceoriented and passionate club alongside so many of my friends from Pi Phi. It’s clear we share so many of the same values and interests!” -Hannah Nusbaum

Project Teams:

“Concrete Canoe is a civil engineering project team where we design, build, and race a canoe completely made out of concrete. It’s a really unique experience because it’s a chance for us to apply the skills that we learn in class. It’s completely student-led, so there are a lot of leadership opportunities on the team.” -Alex Meyer

Research Labs:

“I am a member of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab. We look at how kids learn about their world. The study that I’m a part of looks at how kids’ perspective taking makes them perform better on tasks that are difficult for their age group.” -Lotta Borgers 

Dance Troupes:

“On Tap is a dance troupe at Cornell, where we learn and choreograph tap dances. We have an annual show in the spring where each dancer has an opportunity to choreograph. This past semester I chose to choreograph and it was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences ever! I am now the social chair of On Tap, where I plan events outside of our tap practices so the members can get to know each other better. Through On Tap I have been able to continue my favorite style of dance and meet some of my closest friends.” -Alison Landry

A capella groups:

“Mediocre Melodies is a group comprised of bad singers coming together to support a good cause. Twice a year, the organization puts on a mediocre yet entertaining concert which raises money for local Ithaca organizations.” -Ella Yakir

Body Positive:

“Body Positive Cornell has been one of my favorite experiences at Cornell because it has allowed me and so many others here to engage in meaningful and empowering conversations about body acceptance, diversity, self-care, social stigmas, and discrimination.” -Eleanor Smith

Ski Team:

“I am the captain of the Women’s Alpine Ski Racing Team. Our team trains on and off snow and travels together to compete against colleges in our division. We are a competitive team, and each year we make it to the national championships, to compete against teams from all over the U.S.! The ski team gives me the chance to continue one of my favorite activities while at school and show my competitive spirit. Last winter, a bunch of my Pi Phi sisters came to watch my race, and I loved feeling supported!” -Elise Michaels

On June 15, 1919, New York Delta was installed as a Greek Chapter on Cornell University Campus. 330 Triphammer Road has been home to thousands of women over the past 100 years, and our sisterhood has grown with it. At 125 girls in our chapter, Pi Beta Phi has become a remarkable group of young women on Cornell's campus. We are athletes, activists, engineers, hotelies, cheerleaders, engineers, singers, leaders in our Ithaca Community and much more! This past fall, our chapter celebrated our 100th on Cornell's campus with friends and alumnae.