Initiated Member Experience

Initiated members have tons of opportunities to make the most out of their collegiate experience. Read on to learn more.

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 lesson in the fall term and one required 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 2020 lesson are outlined below.

Preparing for Fall 2020: Policies and COVID-19

  • Define social support.
  • Review Gamma Phi Beta’s international policies and position statements.
  • Describe how opportunities for providing social support are aligned with Gamma Phi Beta’s Policy on Alcohol and Drugs and Policy Against Hazing.
  • Explain how chapters can prepare to return to campus during COVID-19.

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
  • Challenging Implicit Bias in Recruitment
  • How to be Engaged as an Anti-Racism Activist
  • Positive Body Image

Leadership Opportunities

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.

Officer Training

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

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.