New Member Experience

When women join Gamma Phi Beta, they are considered new members. During this time, they complete Fidelity for New Members, an educational program designed to increase engagement and cultivate sisterhood. The program includes both online and in-person activities.

New member education lasts for up eight weeks and prepares new members for Initiation into Gamma Phi Beta. Some campuses require shorter programs, at those campuses, lessons are combined to meet the college/university requirement. 

The following is a short description of what she’ll learn and do each week during her new member education meeting.

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Week 1

  • Meet other new members
  • Learn about the Sorority’s Founders and history
  • Learn about the Sorority’s Mission, Vision and Core Values
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to meet new friends
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew

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Week 2

  • Learn about the Sorority’s policies and position statements
  • Meet the financial vice president for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to meet new friends
  • Meet her Gamma Gal

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Week 3

  • Learn about the Sorority’s expectations for members and benefits of membership
  • Meet the officers in the education department for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to meet new friends
  • Meet her Phi Friend

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Week 4

  • Learn about the Sorority’s philanthropic mission, focus and partners
  • Meet the officers in the public relations department for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to build confidence
  • Meet her Beta Buddy

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Week 5

  • Learn about Sorority’s expectations for academic achievement and resources for academic success
  • Meet the academic chairwoman for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to create community

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Week 6

  • Learn about how to stay involved with the Sorority after graduating from college
  • Meet the officers in the administrative department for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to create community

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Week 7

  • Learn about ways women experience sisterhood in Gamma Phi Beta
  • Meet with officers in the membership department and Panhellenic department for her chapter
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to express gratitude

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Week 8

  • Learn about what to expect during Gamma Phi Beta’s Initiation service
  • Meet with her Carnation Crew
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to review what she’s learned during new member education
  • Participate in a sisterhood program designed to express gratitude