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Who We Are

In 1874, four young women established Gamma Phi Beta at Syracuse University. Being over 140 years old, Gamma Phi Beta is the organization with credit for coining the word sorority. Members are wholeheartedly invested in sisterhood, with a strong desire to develop true and constant bonds that will last a lifetime. Our strength lies in our strong values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty.

Founded at UCF on November 16, 2013 and established in 2015, Gamma Phi Beta is the newest addition to the Panhellenic community on our campus. We pride ourselves on our diversity and inclusivity, and our sisters have a wide reach across many aspects of campus. From SGA to Knight-Thon, and UCF Rowing to Her Campus. 

Being such a young chapter on campus gives us the opportunity to make such a great legacy for our organization; we are constantly challenging ourselves to make an impact on campus as we're creating our own legacy right here at the University of Central Florida.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission

Vision

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

To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

Our Symbols

Crescent Moon

Colors

Pink Carnation

Crest

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Our Values

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Quick Facts

Things We Hold Dear

  • Colors: Blush and A-la-mode

  • Flower: Pink Carnation

  • Motto: Founded on a rock.

  • Philanthropy: Girls on the Run 

  • Symbol: Crescent Moon

  • Gem: Pearl

Fun Facts

Learning is a Value, After All

  • Kristin Chenoweth was a Gamma Phi Beta, and is very proud of her membership. 

  • Tiffany and Co. designed our badges.

  • 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.

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Love

By focusing on individual worth, our members experience personal development in areas of self-empowerment, self-esteem, honesty and integrity

Labor

Gamma Phi Beta was founded in part to develop a higher social culture. Our service to humanity is generated by our members and their contributions to philanthropic endeavors, the University, and our local communities

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Learning

Our sorority is committed to lifelong learning and we encourage our members to take advantage of every opportunity, whether it be in the classroom or in an off-campus activity. We promote intellectual growth and uphold high academic standards through our minimum GPA requirements and scholarship program. Numerous scholarships are available to encourage our members to achieve their academic potential.

Loyalty

Gamma Phi membership extends well beyond the scope of collegiate years. Staying involved as an alumna is an expectation of membership. The potential to connect and network with other outstanding members continues long after graduation.

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Our Mission and Vision

Mission

Vision

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

To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

Our Founders

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Helen M. Dodge

The Scholar

"We weren't sisters by birth, but we knew from the start... fate brought us together to be sisters by heart." – Founder Helen M. Dodge (Syracuse, 1874)

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Frances E. Haven

The Artist

"May your badge signify to all around that you stand for the highest type of womanhood. Be cordial, be gracious, and be sincere." – Founder Frances E. Haven Moss (Syracuse, 1874)

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E. Adeline Curtis

The Friend

"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)

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Mary A. Bingham

The Aristocrat

"..To receive graciously the fidelity and the friendly counsel of the sisterhood, and to give the best of ourselves and talents, loyally and faithfully to Gamma Phi Beta, is fulfillment of our pledge..." – Founder Mary A. Bingham (Syracuse, 1874)

The Gamma Phi Beta Creed

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.

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.