Gamma Phi Get-Together
On September 24, 1875, Gamma Phi Beta’s four Founders first met “in the room kindly furnished by Professor Brown,” whose namesake we draw our colors of brown and light brown (mode). To honor the sisterhood experienced that day that has continued 145 years later, we invite you to our inaugural Gamma Phi Get-Together on September 24!
This annual event is a way to connect with sisters near and far and celebrate the sisterhood that connects Gamma Phi Betas. By coming together on the same day, we can show just how far our bond reaches – across collegiate chapters, distance, generations and more.
What is the Gamma Phi Get-Together?
The idea is simple – get with a sister or several and do something fun on September 24! Virtual events are the best way to connect while ensuring everyone’s health. If you decide to host an in-person event, we encourage you to host something outdoors, wear a mask, social distance and follow your state and local guidelines regarding in-person gatherings. As pairs or groups of sisters join together, let’s celebrate the connection we have as Gamma Phi Betas. See if your alumnae chapter is hosting an event or find an open event! This section will be updated as alumnae chapters submit events.
Count me in! What’s next?
- Contact sisters you want to host a Gamma Phi Get-Together with on September 24.
- Find an activity that works best for you. Need suggestions? Check out these event ideas.
- Tell Gamma Phi you are hosting your event by completing this form. We will send you helpful hosting tips, graphics and a big thank you for your participation!
- If you are submitting on behalf of an alumnae chapter, the alumnae chapter’s event will be placed on the website for others to see and RSVP.
- Events submitted by individual members will not be published to the website.
- Have the best time connecting and reconnecting with sisters!
As you consider hosting or joining an in-person event, please follow proper social-distancing guidelines as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines. For more information about COVID-19 and Gamma Phi Beta events, visit GammaPhiBeta.org/COVID19.
Don’t know what to do for your Gamma Phi Get-Together? Use this list to start planning!
- Virtual Happy Hour hosted through a web-conferencing platform, like Zoom or FaceTime
- Virtual game night
- Virtual movie night
- Socially distant walk in a neighborhood or park
- Socially distant backyard hangout
Need help with your Get-Together or have other ideas you want added to this list? Email Alumnae Engagement Manager Natalie Pearson.
Pam Clemmons (San Diego State)
“Because our group usually gets together in person a couple times per year and often vacation together but this year we have been unable to do so. We miss each other!”
Kelsey Paris (Central Florida) – Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter
Virtual Game Night
“We are hosting this event to remember and honor the first meeting of our founders. We also want to give sisters an opportunity to connect virtually!”
Melissa DeSantis (California-Los Angeles)
“The four of us met in college when we were all members of Alpha Iota Chapter at UCLA. We now live in different states. Since 2009, we have gone on a trip at least once a year, but this year our trip was cancelled. We miss seeing each other!”
Open Events Near Me!
Are you interested in a virtual event, but don't live in the area? You can still join the event! Send your RSVP to the host and get Zoom access information! Connect with your local alumnae chapter by using the Chapter Locator.
7:30 p.m. ET
Join the Boston Alumnae Chapter for a night-in celebrating Octoberfest through Zoom!
RSVP to Kate Yenrick at 419.350.7586 or by email.
7 p.m. CT
Join the Dallas Alumnae Chapter for rounds of bingo with sisters!
RVSP by emailing Ren Morrison.
Zoom Happy Hour or Socially-Distant Gathering
6 p.m. MT
Join the Denver Alumnae Chapter through Zoom or through a socially distantanced outdoor get-together! Whether you join through Zoom or in-person, get ready to celebrate our sisterhood and connect with other alumnae!
RSVP to Leigh Anne Kudloff at 720.300.9062 or by email.
5:30 p.m. CT
Join the Evansville alumnae chapter for an outdoor gathering with games, pizza and sisterhood! Masks will be provided and worn at this event.
RSVP by calling Ambree Miller at 812.760.7041
FMC, AHC and LFAC Volunteers
Zoom Happy Hour
7 p.m. MT
The Facilities Management Company is hosting a happy hour for current volunteers with Gamma Phi Beta housing or for those interested in volunteering.
RSVP by registering for the Zoom today!
Fort Myers, Florida
Outdoor Brown Bag Lunch
11:30 a.m. ET
Join the Greater Fort Myers Alumnae Chapter for an outdoor lunch at Lakes Park. Don’t forget to bring your own food! Social distancing will be in place, and masks are required.
RSVP to Connie Murschell at 419.503.5051 or by email.
La Jolla, California
Zoom Happy Hour and Home Scavenger Hunt
4:30 p.m. PT
Join the La Jolla Alumnae Chapter for an at-home scavenger hunt and a chance to connect with other Gamma Phi Betas!
RSVP to Cinda Lucas at 619.985.1948 or by email.
San Francisco, California
Virtual Book Club
6 p.m. PT
Join the San Francisco Alumnae Chapter for a virtual book club to discuss "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.
RSVP by emailing Natalie Pearson!
Virtual Game Night
7 p.m. ET
Join the Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter for a virtual game night on Zoom.
RSVP by emailing Kelsey Paris!
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 p.m. ET
Join the Philadelphia West Alumnae Chapter for a conversation about Gamma Phi history and celebrating our sisterhood on this significant day!
RSVP to Connie Long at 610.524.6211 or by email.
Gamma Phi Get-Together Apparel
Check out Crescent Corner's Gamma Phi Get-Together section for items to wear on September 24, 2020!