Letter From Our Recruitment Chair

Hello Potential New Members & family members!

Congratulations on your acceptance to UCSB! It’s an amazing accomplishment and you should all be beyond proud of yourselves for getting here! I still remember the day I received my acceptance letter and little did I know, some of the best experiences of my life were soon to come.  

As I approach my senior year, I can’t help but reminisce on my time here at UCSB. These three years have gone by much quicker than I had hoped and the memories I’ve shared here will impact me forever. Leaving home behind and starting this new life in Santa Barbara filled me with excitement, but undoubtedly I felt nervous to experience something so new and unfamiliar. I knew barely anyone coming into this huge school. Ultimately my decision to go through formal recruitment my freshmen year made all the difference in that big adjustment from high school. Joining Pi Beta Phi pushed me to find lifelong friends, an incredible support system, resources to succeed both professionally and socially, as well as opportunities to get involved in a wide scope of activities.

As I continue to reminisce on my most cherished moments here, I find that Pi Phi has been at the core of many of these memories. From living on Del Playa with 15 of my closest sisters, to traveling across Europe and Central America with girls from pledge class, the opportunities Pi Phi has brought me have changed my life. Thinking about graduating next spring and walking across the stage with my fellow sisters reminds me how I would never have made it this far without such an organization. As sad as I am to leave, I feel confident this school and Pi Phi have prepared me for whatever life has in store. Pi Phi has helped me excel both academically and professionally, as we continuously are awarded top GPA out of all Panhellenic sororities on campus. The women in this chapter never cease to amaze me with their accomplishments and I feel lucky and inspired everyday watching all of them grow. Whether it’s being accepted into top law schools or attending protests and cultivating themselves to be future leaders, the women that I surround myself with here are nothing short of spectacular. 

I cannot wait for you guys to experience the immense love I have for Pi Phi and UCSB. See you all in September!

Pi Phi Love and Mine,
Danielle Dudgeon
Vice President of Recruitment
California Zeta, Pi Beta Phi