Gamma Phi Beta sorority is an international sorority that was founded on the campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York on November 11, 1874. The founders of Gamma Phi Beta included Frances E. Haven, Helen M. Dodge, Adeline Curtis and Mary A. Bingham. Frances Haven was the daughter of Syracuse University Chancellor Dr. Erastus Otis Haven. Frances received an invitation to join Alpha Phi Fraternity, but instead decided to ask three friends to start the Gamma Phi Beta sorority with her.
The original colors of the sorority were light blue and dark blue, but those were changed in 1875 to the current colors of light and dark brown. Gamma Phi Beta is a member of what's known as the Syracuse Triad. This was the name given to the three sororities that were founded on the campus of Syracuse University. The Omicron chapter of the sorority founded on the University of Illinois, and is the only chapter that was founded by a founder. The sorority's international headquarters is located in Centennial, Colorado.
The official philanthropies of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority are Camp Fire USA and Girl Guides of Canada.
"Founded Upon a Rock."
- Sorority colors are brown and mode (light and dark brown)
- Sorority jewel is the pearl
- Sorority symbol is the crescent moon
- Sorority flower is the pink carnation
- Sorority publication is The Crescent
- Sorority mission statement is "To foster a nurturing environment that provides women the opportunity to achieve their potential through lifelong commitment intellectual growth, individual worth and service to humanity."
- Sorority headquarters are located in Centennial, Colorado
- Nickname is Gamma Phis
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