Our Story

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.

 

 

Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, the Sorority has chartered more than 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 215,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide. The Sorority includes 139 active collegiate chapters and 145 active alumnae chapters.
 
Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

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

Guiding Principles

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 Core Values

We value the love and respect we have for one another and ourselves.
We value labor and encourage our members to serve others.
We value academic achievement, lifelong development and growth.
We value loyalty, to one another and to our values.

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

Our Symbols

crescent
Crescent Moon
medallion
carnation
crest

 

 

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.

Our Creed

Our Creed

 

 

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.