Sorority Quotes from the Founders
"The first social function I attended in Syracuse was a church oyster supper and there I met two young ladies, members of Alpha Phi and an invitation to join the same was soon extended to me. After due deliberation, I thanked them for the honor but declined. Soon I discovered that there were other girls in just the same position. We drifted together and finding each other congenial, the question was broached-'Why shall we not found a society of our own!'"
- Frances E. Haven Moss (Syracuse), 1912
"There was no Gamma Phi Beta Sorority to pledge the founders. The honor of wearing the little symbol of loyalty was never theirs, but they possessed something which they would not have exchanged for it - the priceless jewel of sincere friendship and true sisterhood."
- Minnie A. Bingham Willoughby (Syracuse), 1912
"Since the rock is the firmest and most enduring substance, able to withstand the ravages of time, and offering the strongest protection, it seemed fitting that Gamma Phi Beta should be thus founded. Protecting, like the rock, those who enter our fold, a sure help in time of need, enduring to the end time - this is the wish for Gamma Phi Beta from one of the Founders."
- Eunice Adeline Curtis (Syracuse), 1912
In a letter to Frances: "We each realize the position of the last surviving founder will be a trying and difficult one. How little we thought of such things when we organized our beloved Sorority. I almost hold my breath as I realize the position which it holds in the world today, but think how we young, unsophisticated girls toiled, and struggled over our marvelous problems. The success of the undertaking is little short of marvelous."
- Helen M. Dodge Ferguson (Syracuse), 1937
Sorority Quotes on Loyalty
"May we ever be loyal to Gamma Phi Beta, and so to all that is best and truest. For our initiation teaches us the beauty of our sisterhood and the sacredness of our pledge."
- Carlota Roose (Denver), 1911
Sorority Quotes on Sisterhood
"When people ask me, "You paid for your friends?" my response is always, "Yep, and I didn't pay nearly enough." You are forever tied to your sisters by memories, tears and laughter. They will always be there for you. Be proud to be part of the sisterhood -- you are making a difference in someone's life and in the world.
- Lindsey Cooper (Toronto), 2009
"I have been forever changed because I am a Gamma Phi Beta. I know my sisters still walk beside me always."
- Janine Eggers (Oklahoma State), 2009
Sorority Quotes on Giving Back
"Gamma Phi Beta Sorority's unwavering dedication, enthusiasm and support of Camp Fire USA is unrivaled. Together, they are making memories that will last a lifetime for the youth served."
- Keith Harrison, Executive Director of Camp Fire USA Greater Dayton Area Council
Sorority Quotes on Benefits
"Gamma Phi Beta has had a profound influence on my life. From working at camp to serving on the Foundation board, I learned skills that have helped me personally and professionally."
- Judy E. Graham, Ph.D. (Oklahoma), 2009
"After graduation, I applied for one job and the first thing my interviewer said was, "I was very impressed with your continued involvement with your sorority." He is now my boss. I received the job over someone who went to the same school, had the same skills and even had the same major, because of Gamma Phi Beta."
- Jaz Wilson (Texas A&M-College Station), 2009