Explore the Legacy

In 1874 at Syracuse University, students and friends Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis and Mary A. Bingham decided it was high-time to break gender alienation on their campus. In effort to create a welcoming and supportive environment for collegiate women, they founded Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Fast-forward to today, more than 145 years later, and the Sorority, which was the first female organization to be coined with that name, continues to be a safe haven for all 224,000 (and counting) of its members. Because our organization’s past plays such an integral role in understanding the importance of membership, we have created a website specifically dedicated to helping users explore the legacy our Founders created. From the Founders’ first meeting in 1874 to the introduction of new initiatives to improve membership experience in the 21st century, GammaPhiBeta.org/History provides an inside look into our past and present.

Members, Museum and More

In addition to boasting an expansive timeline that chronicles Gamma Phi Beta through the decades, GammaPhiBeta.org/History allows users to view items displayed in the International Headquarters museum, explore the histories of each of our collegiate chapters and learn more about Gamma Phi Beta’s past International Presidents. Sisters can also record their own chapter’s historical achievements by submitting information and photographs to the website through a simple online form.

Gamma Phi Beta is excited to share our rich history through this comprehensive and interactive website. 

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