A Letter From Our Vice President Of Community Relations:
Hello and welcome to Pi Phi at Arizona State University! My name is Ilana Hambro and I’m the 2022 Vice President of Community Relations. I am more than grateful to serve all of the tremendous, strong, and supportive women of this chapter alongside the 2022 AZ Beta Executive Board.
I traveled across the country to Arizona from Branchburg, New Jersey! Studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I am a rising Junior working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Journalism with a focus on Broadcasting.
Growing up heavily involved with playing sports and participating in clubs, I loved the friendships and connections I made. This was one of the biggest components I missed when I arrived at a large university so far from home. Being an out-of-state student and not knowing anyone I figured I would try joining Greek Life and I’m so grateful I did!
There are many amazing rounds during the recruitment process however the round that stuck out to me the most was the philanthropy round. I loved listening to all the ways that Greek Life here at ASU gives back to the community. What spoke to me most was how Pi Beta Phi not only raises money in exciting and active ways but is extremely hands on in helping the local organizations in our community. I was so inspired by how Pi Phi continuously recognized and proved the importance of philanthropy through community service, fundraising events with other sororities and fraternities, as well as book drives and donations. As such it was an easy decision to run for a position involving philanthropy!
At Pi Phi we believe in the value of sincere friendship while promoting education, leadership, and philanthropy. Which is why we understand the importance of coming together to provide and donate materials to support kids, families, and schools in need.
Throughout our annual philanthropy events like our Arrowspike volleyball tournament, PHInest fundraiser, and Spring Champions Are Readers event, in addition to others we have continued to maintain amazing support from the other fraternities and sororities on campus. We take pride in our inclusivity while working hand and hand with Arizona State greek life, as well as our Alumnae relations to make a difference one child at a time. In the 2022 Spring semester we raised over $24,000 and have so far donated over 4,200 books to organizations that also promote children’s literacy not only locally but all over the country. I appreciate how much each of the two hundred fifty members in our chapter is dedicated to literacy service, while also developing professional leadership skills and building and encouraging the bonds that makeup our sisterhood.
Pi Phi has given me a space to flourish making connections with girls I will forever cherish in my lifetime. I am fortunate and forever thankful for my experiences in Pi Phi and my accomplishments as Vice President of Community Relations.
All the best,
Vice President of Community Relations