Pi Alpha, University of Florida

About Pi Alpha Chapter

Pi Alpha was founded on February 1, 2003 at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. We've been around 16 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 15. We currently have a total of 193 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.51! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!

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Marielle Sologuren, Florida – Pi Alpha, honored as 2017 Hispanic Woman of Distinction

Marielle Sologuren, Florida – Pi Alpha, was honored as a 2017 Hispanic Woman of Distinction on August 25, 2017 in Davie, Florida. The award pays tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America. Marielle was among 12 women honored. The event benefited the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Fund and Pace Center for Girls.

“This year was truly a difficult decision for our judges. With more than 50 nominations submitted, selecting 12 became a week-long effort to cast votes for the ‘crème de la crème,’” stated Elaine Vasquez, founder and producer of the annual event in the official press release. Nominations were solicited from past honorees and community leaders in south Florida.

“Being honored means that I’m embracing my Hispanic heritage,” Marielle said. “I long to keep those traditions alive for my 10-month old daughter so she can know those traditions as well.

“It is also a testament to all my achievements in my career,” Marielle continued. “It’s nice to be recognized. The Hispanic Woman of Distinction is also spreading the message to minority women that it is possible to achieve success in a professional career. It is possible to achieve a college education. For myself and the 11 women honored, I’m happy we can serve as role models for other women.”

In her role at Pierson Grant Public Relations, Marielle works with a variety of clients, from business to business, law firms, Holy Cross Hospital, and the largest being the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“I always say that Delta Zeta helped me become the person that I was meant to be,” Marielle said. “As a founding sister of Pi Alpha, we were all working to make our chapter succeed.”

Marielle appreciates, too, that Delta Zeta encouraged her to be active on campus and in her community. Today, she heads an effort with the United Way of Broward of County’s Commission of Substance Abuse as the co-chair of the Youth Action Team.

Visit hispanicwomenofdistinction.com for more information and a photo gallery of the event.

Pi Alpha Chapter named Chapter of the Year at University of Florida

The Pi Alpha Chapter received the Chapter of the Year Award at the University of Florida. The chapter was also recognized with an award for Outstanding Philanthropy.  Member Bri Keenan won the Greek Involvement Award.

Member Madi Rigdon has been elected as the Assistant Finance Vice President for the campus Panhellenic. The Pi Alpha Chapter is proud to be a part of the amazing Greek community at the University of Florida.

Destiny Goede, President of Pi Alpha at Univ. of Florida, is leading and serving because of Delta Zeta

Destiny Goede is inspired by her Delta Zeta experience to discover more on her campus and in her life. As President of the Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida, Destiny is passionate, not only about her service in Delta Zeta, but on the university's Student Government and in other organizations where she knows she can make change happen for the better.

"Looking back on these past three years at the University of Florida, the one thing that has truly defined my experience has been my involvement," Destiny said. "Serving the University of Florida through Student Government, Homecoming, Gator Growl (the largest student-run pep rally in the nation), and Florida Blue Key (a student honor and service society at the university) has allowed me the opportunity to make a difference on all facets of campus.

"However, the one leadership position that has truly changed my life and molded my character has been my time serving as the President of the Pi Alpha Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority. While my term as President has just begun, I can truly say that these past few months have definitely been some of the most difficult and stimulating weeks of my life. My passion and dedication for Delta Zeta exceeds almost everything because of how greatly it has impacted my life.

"This organization has given me the most inspiring role models and women, who have driven me to be the best I can be. When I entered my second year on the Delta Zeta Executive Board, I felt prepared and ready for anything. Now, I can truly say that this position has challenged me more than I have ever imagined possible.

"People ask me every day why I take on so many responsibilities and how I can manage it all. At the end of the day, all I can say is that involvement is my passion and if you truly love something, you will do anything in your power to make it happen. Having the privilege and opportunity to actually make a difference in the lives of hundreds of students and chapter women, who I would do absolutely anything for, is the most rewarding feeling. While this position will probably be one of the hardest things that I ever do, I know that in the end, it will be completely worth it because I was able to have the chance to make an impact in these women's lives and help maintain their safety and happiness in all types of situations.

"I genuinely enjoy serving these women and am excited to help guide them in their journey at the University of Florida. Being President of Delta Zeta has truly prepared me for my career ahead in law and public service."

Brooke Liston, Pi Alpha Chapter Past President (University of Florida), inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame
March 24, 2016

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Brooke Liston, a collegiate member of the Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of  Florida, is living Truly on her campus. A nursing major who has served as Pi Alpha's chapter President and Panhellenic Delegate, she will be inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame on April 11, 2016. Since 1921, the University of Florida Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving UF through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities, and scholastic achievement.

In a recent interview, Brooke said, "My favorite part of being the President of [the Pi Alpha Chapter of] Delta Zeta is getting to represent and serve my sisters. Delta Zeta is proud to have a very strong sisterhood and I experience it every day." Read more of the interview here.
Pi Alpha wins five awards at University of Florida's Greek Awards
November 19, 2015

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The Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida won five awards at the annual Florida Greek Awards. The two chapter awards received were Outstanding Scholarship Program and Outstanding Multicultural Initiative.

Brianna Keenan won Panhellenic Director of the Year for her hard work and commitment as the director of Junior Panhellenic. Audrey Clark won Frank Maturo Outstanding Greek Scholar for her commitment to scholarship. Outgoing president, Brooke Liston, won the Dr. Helen Mamarchev Greek Person of the Year award. "2015 has been a wonderful year for the Pi Alpha Chapter" said member Brooke Liston.