The Alumnae Initiate Program
Gamma Phi Beta welcomes into membership qualified women who may have never attended college, attended a college or university without a fraternity/sorority community or never became an initiated member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority while in college. Our program provides members the opportunity to invite outstanding women to share in the pride of becoming a Gamma Phi Beta.
An alumna initiate may be any woman who meets the high standards of Gamma Phi Beta membership. For example, she may be a colleague, friend, neighbor or relative of a Gamma Phi Beta. She may be an outstanding community leader, professional woman or stay-at-home mom. Alumnae of a local sorority that have been accepted as a Gamma Phi Beta new chapter are also eligible to become alumnae initiates. An alumna initiate candidate may not be or ever have been a member of another National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organization or currently an employee of Gamma Phi Beta, including affiliated house corporation boards.
Any alumna member in good standing may sponsor a candidate for alumna Initiation. Members in good standing have paid alumnae dues for the current fiscal year or Life Loyal.
- If you are unfamiliar with Gamma Phi Beta, please fill out this Interest Form! Once submitted, you will receive a personal connection from one of our alumna initiate volunteers who will be able to provide more information on the program!
- Ready to start the alumna initiate process? Fill out the Alumna Initiate Application! In this application, there are sections for both the sponsor and alumna initiate to complete. Please expect to hear from our volunteer team regarding the status of your application within six to eight weeks.
- Once the application is received by International Headquarters, the Membership Review Committee is responsible for deciding on membership. If approved, the candidate and sponsor will receive notification of approval via email.
If you are a current alumna member and know someone who would make a great alumna initiate, please fill out this form! This form is for members to recommend women for Gamma Phi Beta membership.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding this process!
Megan Weinstein (Indiana) says, “As an alumnae initiate of Gamma Phi Beta, I can confidently say that joining this sorority was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Despite not being a traditional college initiate, I found a open-hearted community of like-minded women who are passionate, inspiring, and supportive. The initiation process at the Beta Phi chapter at Indiana University was a meaningful and positive experience filled with tradition and camaraderie. Even though I am in my mid-thirties, the college initiates welcomed me as their sister, and I immediately felt a sense of belonging. Since becoming a member, I now have the opportunity to volunteer in my region, network with successful women in various fields, and further develop leadership skills that will continue to help me in my professional life. I look forward to building lifelong friendships with women who will uplift me in every aspect of my life.”