Don’t I automatically become a Life Loyal member after graduation?
Upon graduation all members become a valued alumna member of Gamma Phi Beta. The Life Loyal program is an additional way for an alumna member to fulfill her financial obligations and have an increased level of connection with the organization.
I am an active collegiate member. Can I still become a Life Loyal member?
Yes! All members who sign up will receive their membership package regardless if they are a collegiate member or alumna member. Since collegiate members are active dues-paying members they will continue to receive The Crescent and the continuous subscription only offered through Life Loyal will officially begin after they become an alumna member. Senior collegiate members are encouraged to sign up upon their graduation to continue to receive membership benefits like a full subscription to The Crescent. If a Life Loyal membership is purchased for a current collegiate member, Life Loyal dues only cover alumnae dues obligations. Current collegiate members must still meet all financial obligations to their collegiate chapter.
What is the cost?
Life Loyal members pay a one-time membership fee of $299. A discounted membership dues fee is available for members who have been initiated for 50 years or more.
Will I still pay alumnae dues each year?
As a Life Loyal member, you will not have to pay your annual international alumnae dues each year. A Life Loyal membership is another way for members to fulfill their financial promise to Gamma Phi Beta in one, easy payment. If you are a member of a local alumnae chapter, then you will pay their separate annual dues yearly.
Is my Life Loyal membership fee tax deductible?
No part of the Life Loyal membership fee is tax deductible.
Where does the membership fee go?
The membership fees are placed in a fund that allows for the funds to be invested and used to cover costs such as the production costs of The Crescent for years to come. The use of the fund allows for the burden of the costs of our alumnae membership benefits to not be shouldered by our current collegiate members, but to be supported by our alumnae members.
Why is The Crescent a benefit of Life Loyal? Don’t all members receive the magazine automatically?
Due to the rising costs of printing and postage, we find that it isn’t fair for our collegiate members to have to shoulder the majority of the costs of a mostly alumnae-used membership benefit. The Life Loyal membership dues fees are placed into at fund to help cover the costs for years to come.
I just want to receive The Crescent in the mail without becoming a Life Loyal member.
Collegiate members, Life Loyal members and alumnae members who pay their international alumnae dues, either individually or through a local alumnae chapter, receive print copies of The Crescent each year. A free, online version of the magazine is also available to all members. You may choose to pay your international alumnae dues online by clicking here. You will choose the option to pay your $25 international alumnae dues in the payment section of the Life Loyal form.
Can I give this membership as a gift?
Yes! You can sign up any member of Gamma Phi Beta to become a Life Loyal member. This makes a great gift for a fellow sister or a recent college graduate. Due to the large amount of orders during the holiday and graduation season please allow adequate time for processing of your order and shipping of the Life Loyal membership package.
Payment acceptable for the fee includes: Visa, MasterCard or check made out to Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Please allow additional processing time if paying by check.
When will I receive my Life Loyal membership package in the mail?
Please allow for a couple of weeks for us to mail the items to you. During busy times such as graduation seasons and the holiday season the membership form should be received at least one month in advance. For example, if you would like your membership package before December 25 please place your order before November 25.
Can I buy the current limited edition Life Loyal gift?
No, the limited edition gifts can only be acquired through a new membership purchase.
I lost one of my life loyal gifts. Can I purchase a new Life Loyal pin, charm or membership card?
Please email us to inquire about a replacement pin or membership card.
I just want to pay my $25 international alumnae dues. How do I do that?
You may choose to pay your international alumnae dues online by clicking here.