Pi Beta Sigma ("Pi Sig") Fraternity
“Pi Beta Sigma was founded in 1908 by 13 men who enjoyed each other’s company so much that they considered themselves brothers… These men were from wealthy families and weren’t much on following the main stream. Most of them took about 6 to 7 years to finish college and in 1911 they had rented their own house, hired their own cook/maid and dared the college to kick them out.”
To say the least, Pi Beta Sigma or “Pi Sig” is, and never really has, been what a normal person would consider conventional. Founded in 1908 as one of Otterbein’s oldest Fraternities (alongside Pi Kappa Phi or “Country Club”), Pi Sig has always been known for doing its own thing, whatever that may be. In our early years, Pi Sig was known as a smokers club. In the city of Westerville, there were bans on smoking, drinking, dancing, playing card, etc. Instead of following these rules, our earliest members decided that they were going to do all of those things anyway, and that there was nothing that the college could do to stop them.
In the present day, Pi Beta Sigma still lives up to this reputation, but has also adapted to the times. As of this year, there are new smoking regulations within the Pi Sig house in order to create a healthier and cleaner environment. And, to symbolize a new beginning (if that’s how you want to think about it), we have also re-painted the inside.
The current actives view this semester as an opportunity for growth, and are looking for a plethora of personalities. We are looking for young men, who have a willingness to think outside of the box and to be pushed out of their comfort zone; who are creative, passionate, and strive for excellence in everything they do. We are looking for young men who are in pursuit of personal growth, as well as those who are willing to help bring the best out in those around him. We strive to help our new members find comfort in who they are, as opposed to feeling pressure to conform.
You do you.