Around this time of year, some of our beloved sisters are graduating and transitioning from collegiate to alumnae members. You very well may be one of those sisters! Whether you have just embarked on your first semester in Gamma Phi Beta or finishing up your last, consider how you will choose to stay involved after graduation. Here are some great tips to help you stay engaged as an alumna member:
Join an alumnae chapter. Join your local alumnae chapter so that you can stay actively involved and in touch with Gamma Phi Beta. Find the closest alumnae chapter here. If you live in an area without an alumnae chapter, you can establish one! Contact Gamma Phi Beta to get started.
Ensure you continue paying your dues. You can pay your dues on the Gamma Phi Beta website. They offer a simple way to pay the $25 installment a year. As an alumna member, your international dues go towards initiatives such as start-up costs for new chapters, publications and social networking, programming for dedicated alumnae such as yourself, and training conferences for both collegians and alumnae members. Another way to pay your alumna dues all at once is to join the Life Loyal program, which offers great benefits and saves money. You can learn more about it here.
Volunteer! Gamma Phi Beta volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. Our volunteer leaders’ commitment to Gamma Phi Beta is invaluable to the Sorority and to the next generation of leaders and strong women. You can give back to Gamma Phi Beta by filling a volunteer position. If you are looking to volunteer on an international level, you can seek opportunities here. If you’d prefer to volunteer locally, reach out to chapters in your region to see if they need assistance with chapter advisor or specific advisory positions.
Participate in Gamma Phi Beta’s Alumna Initiate program. Gamma Phi Beta’s Alumna Initiate program encourages alumnae chapters to invite women who never joined a National Panhellenic Conference sorority to join our sisterhood. Alumnae initiates will enjoy new friendships, involvement and opportunities to make worthwhile contributions to the Sorority and their community. For more information, please contact an alumnae chapter or Gamma Phi Beta.
Support the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation. “Due to generosity of members and friends, the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation’s commitment to support and inspire the lifelong development of women has never waivered.” While upholding philanthropic endeavors, Gamma Phi Beta also provides financial aid for education success. To learn more about how you can impact the Foundation by donating click here.
As you can see, there are many ways to stay involved as an alumna member. No matter which route you choose, your Gamma Phi Beta membership doesn’t end with graduation you have a lifetime to make memories, develop leadership skills and give back to your community.
Danielle Dupuis (Bridgewater State): In Spring 2015, Danielle joined the Epsilon Eta Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta at Bridgewater State University as a freshman. Danielle currently serves as administrative vice president. As a psychology major with minors in public relations and inclusive special education/communication disorders, Danielle hopes to work in Higher Education Administration. Danielle is actively involved on campus as the Student Government President, an orientation leader and manager of student life social media (BSUlife), among other involvements. Within her leadership roles Danielle enjoys goal-setting, list-making, honesty, striving to be dependable and finding ways to better herself and others daily. Danielle loves traveling, spending her days the beach (she lives 10 minutes away from the East coast), reading and working out. She loves getting to know others and making connections, so feel free to reach out to her!