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Our Story

Pi Rho Omega was founded in order to fulfill multiple needs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. First and foremost, there was a genuine need for another professional business fraternity at our school. Given the natural selectivity of the existing business fraternities, only just over one hundred students a semester get the opportunity to become members. Adding one more gives another group of students the chance to also reap the benefits of being in a professional business fraternity. This was the first and main motivation to create Pi Rho Omega. 


It was after deciding to fulfill this need that we realized we had a unique opportunity to create a new, revamped, modern professional business fraternity. We believe that no person could rightfully call themselves a professional or “professional” until after at least five years of experience in their respective industry. Therefore, we made it a core tenet of our philosophy not to recruit and select members based on their perceived “professionalism”, but rather to recruit and select members based on their sociability, well-roundedness, work ethic, and passion for business—all markers for a future successful, professional business leader.


Connor Devine, Zoe Ray, Joe Klaw

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Our Pillars


This pillar is a core tenant of what our organizations aims to implement within its members. Through our Speaker Series and professional development workshops, our members are equipped with the skills to succeed in whatever area they pursue professionally. 

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Building a brotherhood of strong, meaningful relationships is extremely important to us. Our goal is to foster an inclusive, dynamic culture that allows members to excel in various social situations as well as create long-lasting relationships while doing so. 



Most importantly, our organization seeks to aid its members on their path to becoming their best selves. We understand that our prospective members aren’t highly experience professionals within their field — nor do we expect them to be. Our goal is to take driven, well-rounded individuals and help them garner the experience and skillset necessary to leave UIUC confident in their abilities to succeed in any path they choose. 

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Our Mission

Turning well rounded individuals into a network of future business leaders.

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