Eta Zeta Chapter (Cincinnati)

Eta Zeta Chapter was installed at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 4, 2012.

On a crisp fall morning in 2011, 118 University of Cincinnati collegiate women gathered to receive one final piece of correspondence in Gamma Phi Betas extension recruitment process. They wailed in anticipation before simultaneously opening the mysterious bright pink envelopes clenched in their hands. Suddenly, a chorus of delight erupted from the group – inside the envelope was a Gamma Phi Beta bid card.

November 5, 2011, marked Bid Day for the newest colony members who, after weeks of learning about Gamma Phi Bela, can finally start an exciting and fresh chapter in their lives. In a spectacular celebration, the women received gifts, including Sorority tote bags, sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, buttons and an issue of The Crescent before enjoying brunch, activities, a photo shoot and celebratory cake.

Under the guidance of Valerie Hall (Oklahoma) and Jordan Lyons (Clemson), resident collegiate leadership consultants, the new members received Sorority education, formed committees, planned events and elected officers in anticipation of being installed as the Sorority’s 147th chartered collegiate chapter. This exciting process blends Gamma Phi Bela history with the start of new campus traditions, as a strong sisterhood and distinguished reputation are established at the University of Cincinnati.

Finally, on February 4, 2012, the chapter was installed and welcomed 98 women to the Sorority’s True and Constant sisterhood. International President Linda Lyons Malony (Southern California) presented Eta Zeta Chapter President Megan Mullinger with the chapter's charter.

Excerpt from the winter 2012 issue of The Crescent, pages 10-11, and spring 2012 issue, page 4. 

Eta Zeta Chapter charter members, 2012.