About Gamma Phi Beta

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: We build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.

Vision: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

Our Guiding Principles

  • We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity.
  • We perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our Sorority.
  • We foster enduring friendships.
  • We advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability and integrity.
  • We aspire to excellence in all that we do.

Our Motto

Founded on a rock.

"Since the rock is the firmest and most enduring substance, able to withstand the ravages of time, and offering the strongest protection, it seemed fitting that Gamma Phi Beta should be thus founded." – Founder E. Adeline Curtis (Syracuse, 1874)

Gamma Phi Beta is more than 140 years old and has been dedicated to continuing the vision of our Founders since day one. Members of the Sorority are wholeheartedly invested in our sisterhood and believe deeply in our philanthropic mission, vision and focus. There is a quiet strength that is evident across the sisters and a desire to remain true and constant to the Sorority, the friendships, the opportunities and the values.

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, one of the 10 oldest women’s organizations in North America and the first to be called a “sorority,” was founded November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in New York.

Core Values

Our Symbols

OUR CREED

Gamma Phi Beta from the past has given
A heritage that makes a fuller life.
Gamma Phi Beta in the present bids
Us strive for lasting values and ideals.
Gamma Phi Beta in the days to come
Will prove that fundamentals can endure.
Therefore we shall embody our lives
The truths that make for finer womanhood.

Once more we pledge a loyalty that means
Adherence to all true and noble things;
A learning that enriches all our days
With magic gold that is forever ours;
A labor that each hour will glorify
The simple, common task, the common cause;
A love that will be strong and great enough
To encompass and to pity all the world.