Initiated Member Experience
Fidelity for Initiated Members
All initiated members participate in educational programming known as Fidelity for Initiated Members. We offer programming designed to foster belonging and inclusion and to further develop members into confident women of character.
All initiated members will complete one required core lesson in the fall term and one required core lesson in the spring term. These fall and spring lessons provide our collegians with in-time education designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to foster sisterhood. Learning objectives for the Fall 2023 Core Lesson are outlined below.
- Review international Gamma Phi Beta policies and procedures.
- Differentiate between hazing and non-hazing behaviors.
- Identify behaviors that create power differences.
- Describe one or more strategies that reduce hazing behaviors.
In addition to the required fall and spring lessons, initiated members will also engage in additional educational lessons selected by chapter leaders that are designed to foster continued growth and meet chapter needs.
The Fidelity for Initiated members course library includes but is not limited to the following courses:
- Boundary Setting in Healthy Personal Relationships
- Career Development for Gamma Phi Betas
- Challenging Implicit Bias in Recruitment
- Cultivating Positive Body Image
- Engaging in Civil Discourse
- Fostering Financial Health
- Fundamentals of Power and Privilege
- Gamma Phi Beta Membership Today
- How to be Engaged as an Anti-Racism Activist
- How to Recognize and Address Microaggressions
- Understanding Eating Disorders
- Using Time Management to Reach Your Goals
REAL Leadership is Gamma Phi Beta’s approach to developing our members into responsible, ethical, authentic and lifelong leaders. We offer programming designed to develop leaders at different stages in their Gamma Phi Beta membership.
REAL Leadership Experience
This award-winning four-day retreat-style leadership experience provides first- and second-year members ready to take the next step in their leadership journey with the skills and confidence they need to tackle leadership positions. This event happens annually in July.
REAL Leadership Conference
These region-specific conferences bring newly-elected executive councils from different chapters together for a weekend and prepares them to feel confident about their individual roles and leading their chapter as a team.
The Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (BEDI) Summit is a leadership event dedicated to creating a more just, equitable and inclusive Gamma Phi Beta. This summit features keynote speakers, breakout sessions and exclusive resources. This summit takes place in the winter term and is open to all members.
Officer 101s and 201s provide on-demand online trainings for chapters officers which are less than 20 minutes and provide information to help them in their individual roles.
Philanthropy and Service
Gamma Phi Beta is passionate about Building Strong Girls because girls today face more challenges than ever, making the need for a safe place with supportive mentors even greater. Gamma Phi Beta chapters host a Moonball event annually to support our philanthropic partner Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run was established with the help of 13 brave girls and has grown to more than 225 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They have the largest 5k events in the country with the Girls on the Run 5k series and launched a middle school program, Heart and Sole, dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Moonball is Gamma Phi Beta’s signature philanthropy event that raises funds to support our philanthropic partner, Girls on the Run. Moonball is a kickball, volleyball or basketball tournament that is hosted by every collegiate chapter annually. Students, faculty, alumnae and community members are invited to participate.