Who We Are:
"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 140 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.
Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, the Sorority has chartered more than 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 190,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide. The Sorority includes more than 130 active collegiate chapters and more than 160 active alumnae chapters."
Founded: November 11, 1874
(Syracuse University – New York)
Founders: Helen M. Dodge
Frances E. Haven
E. Adeline Curtis
Mary A. Bingham
Values: Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty
Mission: “To inspire the highest type of womanhood.”
Symbol: Waxing Crescent Moon
Flower: Pink Carnation
Colors: Brown and Mode
Motto: "Founded On a Rock"
Philanthropy: Girls on the Run