Collegiate leadership consultants (CLCs) are recent college graduates who travel to Gamma Phi Beta collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada to promote officer, member and chapter success. They provide leadership and training, guide chapters in self-assessment, facilitate workshops and provide information, suggestions and ideas.
As representatives of our international organization, CLCs gain leadership, management and communication skills. They are valuable pillars in the Sorority's structure and success. CLCs are specially trained in all aspects of Gamma Phi Beta and serve many roles while on the road, from teacher to motivator to confidante.
Gamma Phi Beta's CLC program receives significant support from the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Foundation and the many generous donors that allow the Sorority to support this program.
CLC Program History
More than 75 years ago, Evelyn Gooding Dippell (Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1933) set out as Gamma Phi Beta's first traveling secretary. Evelyn's work and travels established the foundation for what has become the collegiate leadership consultant program.
Although the title and responsibilities may have changed since Evelyn Gooding Dippell’s days, the original focus has remained the same: to connect our collegiate chapters with the larger international organization. Since 1943, more than 400 women have served our organization in this important role. Past CLCs have returned to serve both the Sorority and the Foundation as chapter advisors, regional volunteers, International Headquarters staff, International Council members, Foundation Trustees and fraternity/sorority professionals on campuses across the country.
An article in the December 1943 issue of The Crescent described, "...this office has been created to facilitate international government since in these days transportation and other difficulties prevent Council members from making their customary visits to chapters, and it is imperative that contacts between chapters and International be maintained."