The Crescent is the Sorority's official magazine. Published since 1900, the magazine provides readers a lifelong connection 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.
The summer and fall 2020 issues will not be printed and will only be available online. We will resume printing The Crescent in 2021.
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.
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It’s a new year (thank goodness), and we have a brand-new issue of The Crescent for you! Before we erase 2020 from our minds entirely, let’s not forget just how resilient we were, both as individuals and as a sisterhood. As Foundation Chairwoman Angie Jordan Dimit (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) states in her letter, “I believe this past year, with all its challenges, presented us with opportunities to reflect upon what it means to be True and Constant. I observed so much compassion and witnessed the life-changing impact of sisters helping sisters through the gifts of self, service and support.” We share those stories of love, service, support and empowerment in this issue.
Can you believe this is the last issue of 2020? We can’t either. We continue to amplify stories of our sisterhood in The Crescent, starting with Alice Hu (Boston), our cover star, who talks about launching her holistic health business, Woo Woo Company. Then there’s Alexis Tinsley (Central Florida), Dani O’Neill (Wittenberg), Destinee’ Rule (Oakland) and Belonging and Inclusion Committee Chairwoman Rachel Christine (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi), the incredible members who comprise our Confident Women feature. There are many more impactful stories within this issue, but we’ll let you discover them yourself. We’ll see you in 2021, which is when we’ll resume printing The Crescent.
Gamma Phi Beta is committed to making our sisterhood one that holds space for and celebrates diversity. In this issue, we share information about the Sorority’s newest committee, the Belonging and Inclusion Committee, whose work will make Gamma Phi Beta a more equitable place for all. Our editor also speaks out, saying, “Together, we can make The Crescent a publication we are all proud of. One that inspires, informs, encourages, entertains and amplifies all the voice within Gamma Phi Beta.”
This issue of The Crescent is full of lighthearted features and messages of hope, resiliency and sisterhood. We hope you find a glimpse of light during these darker and uncertain days by thumbing through its pages.
In this issue, we introduce you to our inaugural 40 Under 40 class of 2020! After 30 Under 30’s success last winter, we just had to start a new decade reveling over more of our incredible members. These sisters, each under age 40, have made remarkable accomplishments in their careers and showcase the range of talent and expertise within our sisterhood. We cannot wait for you to meet them!
“Fall is arguably the best time of the year." – International Vice President Tanya N. Jordan (Purdue)
With pumpkin everything everywhere and sweater weather in full swing, we tend to agree with Tanya! Plus, we drop another issue of The Crescent in the fall. From fun and informative how-to articles to impactful member stories, we hope you enjoy everything this season’s issue has to offer. Our love for it is as strong as our love for pumpkin spice lattes.
This summer we introduced a whole new look for Gamma Phi Beta. It’s modern, friendly and sophisticated. Our beloved, 119-year-old publication also received a content and design makeover. Moving forward you can expect to read more stories of interest to women and robust member- and chapter-related features. The Crescent is the final piece to our rebrand puzzle and we couldn’t be prouder of it. We hope you are as over the moon about it as we are!