The Crescent

The Crescent is the Sorority's official magazine. Published since 1900, the magazine provides readers a lifelong connection to Gamma Phi Beta. From Sorority programs and services to chapter activities to feature stories of interest to women, The Crescent covers it all. To view all our past issues of The Crescent, check out The Crescent Archives

DISTRIBUTION

The Crescent is mailed to the permanent home address provided by members at their time of initiation. If you're not receiving The Crescent, you likely need to update your member profile, pay your alumnae dues or become Life Loyal. If your information in your online profile is current and you're a current dues payer or Life Loyal member and are still not receiving the magazine, please contact TheCrescent@gammaphibeta.org.  

Parents: While our members are in college, their copy of The Crescent is sent to your home address. We hope you enjoy reading our magazine, too! If your daughter is no longer in college, or is no longer living with you, feel free to send us her new address by emailing TheCrescent@gammaphibeta.org.

Receive each issue of The Crescent before everyone else by going digital! We'll send the current issue directly to your inbox so you can enjoy it anywhere you go.

Join the Green Team

Anyone affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta is welcome and encouraged to submit member – and chapter-related news at any time for a chance to be featured in The Crescent and miscellaneous marketing efforts. We are interested in stories about the achievements and activities of individual members and chapters, sisterhood and friendship, a particular sister making an impact in the world, etc. Please send us your ideas at any time by filling out this form.

Note: Filling out a submission form does not guarantee that your story will be featured; however, all submissions are considered by our Marketing and Communications team. 

Interested in becoming a contributing writer? Email TheCrescent@gammaphibeta.org for more information!

Spring 2022

The spring 2022 issue of The Crescent is hot off the press! Inside this issue, you will meet sisters making an impact in the world around us, like Kathryn Clark Childers (Colorado-Boulder), who became one of the first five female United States Secret Service special agents in the 1970s. Kathryn now travels the world empowering organizations and individuals with her keynote address, "Do It Scared!" Don't forget to read about Marta Lombardi Brown's everlasting impact on page 36 and learn how to give CPR on page 4.

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Winter 2022

This year, National Infertility Awareness Week takes place April 24-30. As such, we dedicated this issue's cover story to the challenging topic of infertility and pregnancy loss. On page 18, three courageous members share their hearts with us in writing as they speak to their fertility journeys. In her opening letter on page 3, International President Autumn L. Hansen (Idaho) touches on her fertility journey, too, and shares her wish for readers of this issue. “I hope what you learn reminds you that you are not alone. And, if this is not a journey you can relate to, some sisters will benefit from the listening and validation you can offer from understanding a little more about something that far too many women experience.”

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Fall 2021

We share some differences and similarities among the generations that make up our sisterhood: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z. "Regardless of what our birth year says about our generation, we are linked through the bond of Gamma Phi Beta – our unique and lifelong thread of intergenerational connectivity," says Angie Jordan Dimit (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in her opening letter.

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Summer 2021

Gamma Phi Beta’s Executive Director Megan Wick (Washington State) says in her opening letter, “I see a fresh and new beginning for our sisterhood.” From International Headquarters reopening its doors to new members and volunteers joining our workforce and (fingers crossed) in-person Convention next year, great things are happening for Gamma Phi Beta. There are also a ton of great things within this issue of The Crescent. Let’s take a look at them, shall we? 

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