Founded Nationally: November 11,1874 at Syracuse University
Established at SJU: January 22, 2000
Chapter: Zeta Mu
Colors: Brown, Mode, & Pink
Flower: Pink Carnation
Symbol: Crescent Moon
National Site: http://www.gammaphibeta.org
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority was founded on November 11, 1874 at Syracuse University, NY. Since 1874, the women of Gamma Phi Beta have been dedicated to our founding objective, "promoting the highest type of womanhood." The term "Sorority" was coined by Gamma Phi Beta and is one of the 10 oldest women's organizations in America. We are one of the seven founders of the National Panhellenic Conference. Gamma Phi Beta has over 110,000 members, over 150 alumnae chapters, and is 155 chapters strong in the U.S and Canada.
In the fall of 1999, Gamma Phi Beta's Zeta Mu chapter was established at St. John's University by fourteen women with a dream of being a wonderful chapter on campus. On January 22, 2000, their dream became a reality and Gamma Phi Beta became a recognized sorority at St. John's!!
Gamma Phi Beta's mission is to foster a nurturing environment that provides women the opportunity to achieve their potential through lifelong commitment to intellectual growth, individual worth, and service to humanity. Members of Gamma Phi Beta at SJU have the opportunity to meet this mission through:
- Academic focus and Social activities.
- Leadership development and Philanthropic involvement.
- Computerized career networking programs.
Our Philanthropy is Camp Fire USA. With Camp Fire USA we look to invite girls of all backgrounds, social status, race, and color to come to camp each summer where they are guided by other Gamma Phis from across the country. In addition, we also participate in many other philanthropies including the Breast Cancer Walk and mentoring children at a nearby Queens school.
A sorority is a sisterhood, made up of a diverse group of women who work and interact closely with each other to achieve goals, both individual and common, to develop interpersonal skills and is constantly expanding her talents and interests and manages her life responsibly. Gamma Phi Beta strives to develop the greatest potential of each sister according to her individual talents, skills, and personality. Gamma Phi Beta provides the vehicle to achieve anything. Our members are active participants in many different types of events from campus-wide philanthropic activities to chapter enrichment programs. Gamma Phi is always interested in enhancing the importance of campus and chapter events.