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Welcome to our family!

We are so excited someone from your family has joined ours! We invite you to be a part of her journey in Gamma Phi Beta. As a new member, she will gain friends, leadership skills and a support system that will last a lifetime.

True and Constant

Who is Gamma Phi Beta?

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. Gamma Phi Beta is more than 140 years old and has been dedicated to continuing the vision of our Founders since day one. Members of the Sorority are wholeheartedly invested in our sisterhood and believe deeply in our philanthropic mission, vision and focus. There is a quiet strength that is evident across the sisters and a desire to remain true and constant to the Sorority, the friendships, the opportunities and the values. 

Gamma Phi Beta's have been creating a home away from home for students at SMU since 1929. That's over 90 years! We are the oldest chapter in Texas and have initiated thousands of sisters here on this campus.

New Member Experience

When women join Gamma Phi Beta, they are considered new members. During this time, they complete Fidelity for New Members, an online and in-person educational program designed to increase engagement and cultivate sisterhood. 

Initiated Member Experience

In addition to social experiences and bonding sisterhood activities, initiated members have tons of opportunities to make the most out of their collegiate experience.

Membership Dues & Fees

We're here to help explain everything you need to know about membership dues and fees, so that you can better understand the costs associated with membership.

Helpful Definitions

There is a lot of lingo specific to Gamma Phi Beta. Take a look at the key terms to understand some language that’s specific to our organization. 

Carnation Crews: Small groups of new members that engage with each other on a deeper level during weekly new member meetings. These groups are led by a junior or senior member of the chapter.

Crescent Corner: Gamma Phi Beta’s official retail store and the number one place to shop for Gamma Phi Beta merchandise.

Gamma Gals, Phi Friends, Beta Buddies: New members from different Carnation Crews that meet one-on-one to build relationships.

Girls on the Run: Our philanthropic partner.

Fidelity for New Members: An educational program completed by a member in her first eight weeks of membership.


Fidelity for Initiated Members: Ongoing educational programs completed by members who have been initiated.

Initiation: A private ceremony where a new member becomes a member of Gamma Phi Beta. The ceremony takes approximately two hours to complete and occurs between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


LifeLoyal: A special program for members, where they can opt to make a one-time payment of $299 to fulfill their international alumnae dues for life.


Membership Dues and Fees: Money paid to support local chapter activities and international operating costs.

Philanthropy Event: Activities designed to raise money to be donated to charitable causes.

REAL Leadership: Gamma Phi Beta’s approach to leadership which focuses on cultivating responsible, ethical, authentic and lifelong leadership among members.

Looking for somewhere to buy Gamma Phi merchandise?

Our Online Store (#1 place for Gamma Phi merch): 

Crescent Corner

Physical Locations to Browse in DFW:

McCartney's (Greek and SMU gear here) - 6407 Hillcrest Avenue Dallas, TX 75205

Brown Bag - 2702 South Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Other Online Shops:

M&D Sorority Gifts

The Social Life


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