Founded: November 11,1874 at Syracuse University
Established at SJU: January 22, 2000
Chapter: Zeta Mu
Colors: Light and Dark Brown
Flower: Pink Carnation
Symbol: Crescent Moon
National Site: http://www.gammaphibeta.org
Members of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, one of the 10 oldest women's organizations in North America, are proud of our rich and accomplished history, dating back to our founding on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in New York.
During an era when women were discouraged from attending college, four bold and courageous friends came together to form a women's society. They bonded together to face adversity and encourage one another's intellectual growth. Now, more than 135 years later, we celebrate the vision and dedication of those women for whom the word "sorority" was first coined - and all who have come since.
Living the sorority life in Gamma Phi Beta offers endless lifelong benefits: friendship, sisterhood, personal leadership development and growth, campus and community involvement, philanthropic opportunities, social events and more!
For many young women in college, sorority life provides a home away from home, a place to belong and an environment where you can make a real impact and shine!
But of all the reasons to "Go Greek!" most women join Gamma Phi Beta Sorority for the lifetime sisterhood. You will not only be involved on campus and making memories to last a lifetime, you'll be doing it with your best friends! From your memorable years as a collegian to your rewarding alumnae experiences, sorority life in Gamma Phi Beta lasts for a lifetime.
Gamma Phi Beta believes that girls need to be mentally, socially and physically strong to achieve their potential. Our mission to Build Strong Girls began in the 1920s as Gamma Phi Betas identified a desire to provide underprivileged girls a retreat from their daily circumstances and a place to learn about themselves and build character for facing life's challenges.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority's philanthropic focus expresses our philanthropic mission. Through partnerships with Girls on the Run, Camp Fire and Girl Guides of Canada, our relationships are stronger than ever and continue to flourish. Since 1959, we have given more than $2.5 million to Camp Fire, Girl Guides of Canada and local camps for children.