Gamma Phi Beta celebrates the Initiation anniversary of 75-year, 50-year, 25-year and 10-year members. These milestones are an important part of a member’s Gamma Phi Beta journey. As members celebrate their Initiation anniversary in these years, they often reflect on what Gamma Phi Beta has meant to them over the years. From friends who become sisters to sisters who become family, Gamma Phi Beta remains True and Constant because of the dedication of our members. While the time we spend in our collegiate chapters is short, these membership milestones serve as a reminder that this sisterhood for a lifetime.
Whether you are celebrating a milestone anniversary or want to celebrate these sisters, use this page to get started!
For members who initiated in or before 1947, celebrate your diamond anniversary in Gamma Phi Beta.
For members who initiated in or before 1972, celebrate 50 years of membership in Gamma Phi Beta.
For members who initiated in or before 1997, celebrate 25 years of membership in Gamma Phi Beta.
For members who initiated in or before 2012, celebrate 10 years of membership in Gamma Phi Beta.
To order jewelry, visit Herff Jones. Printed certificates for 50-year members are also available and can be purchased through Gamma Phi Beta. Certificates are printed on the 5th day of the following month in which the order is placed.
For questions, email Alumnae Engagement Manager Carrie Loveless.
How to Wear Your Milestone Pin
The milestone pins are meant to be worn around our Gamma Phi Beta badge as an enhancer. If you cannot locate your badge, wear the pin by itself or email Database Coordinator Margery Richter to order a new badge.
MERIT, SERVICE, LOYALTY AWARDS
The Merit Roll, Service Roll and Loyalty Awards are one of the ways that Gamma Phi Beta recognizes volunteer service to the Sorority. These honored awards celebrate our sisters’ passion for service and their dedication to others.
These awards are defined as follows:
- The Merit Roll Award is awarded to members in good standing who have given long, devoted and distinguished service to the Sorority at the local level for a minimum of 15 years.
- The Service Roll Award is awarded to members in good standing who have given long and devoted service for a minimum of five years at the international level and 15 years total at both the local and international levels as well as financial support to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation or the Sorority for a minimum of five years.
- The Loyalty Award is awarded to members in good standing who have given outstanding service at the international level for at least seven years as well as a minimum of seven years of financial support to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation or Sorority.
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions about nomination will be sent through email to the nominator by the 5th day of the following month in which the candidate was nominated.
To nominate members, please click here. If you are already a recipient of a Merit, Service, and/or Loyalty award, jewelry can be purchased here! These pins can be worn on their own or as stacks as members receive all three awards!
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A 50-YEAR MEMBER STORY: CINDY SCHULTZ (IOWA STATE)
It is hard to believe that I have been a member of Gamma Phi Beta for more than 50 years. When asked about significant memories I have, it gave me the opportunity to reflect on important moments. My time at Omega Chapter (Iowa State) is certainly a bright spot. I loved being part of a group of women who would inspire me to follow my dreams and were there for me in good times and bad. Living in the house gave us opportunities for late night conversations, participating in rituals and sharing laughter and joy. Our time in college went by quickly but our bonds have remained...
Share Your Milestone Story
We want to hear for you! If you are celebrating a milestone anniversary in Gamma Phi Beta, share your story with us. From your recounting favorite memories in our sisterhood to describing what our Sorority means to you, we would love to celebrate your membership with you!