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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Our Motto

Founded on a rock.

"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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Mission: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

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

Our Guiding Principles

  • We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity.
  • We perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our Sorority.
  • We foster enduring friendships.
  • We advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability and integrity.
  • We aspire to excellence in all that we do.