True and Constant

Dear Potential New Member,

I'm ​so excited to introduce you to our unique and wonderful sisterhood. If you are searching for a home away from home filled with genuine kindness, passion for building each other up and making the most of our college experiences, Gamma Phi Beta is that destination. I hope you take a moment to check out this site and follow our social media profiles to learn a little more about who we are and how we feel about our membership choice. I can't wait to meet you on The Hilltop!


Avery Cooper

Membership Vice President

Alpha Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta

SMU Formal Recruitment

Panhellenic Formal Recruitment is a yearly intake process that begins in the fall semesters with registration and information sessions. Each January, before school starts, our chapter holds four days of recruitment parties (known as "rounds") where we introduce our chapter to Potential New Members ("PNMs"). This process is concluded with the very best day of the year BID DAY. It's like a Birthday, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve all wrapped up in one celebration for our newest Gamma Phi Betas.

Students classified as Freshmen may attend Formal Recruitment activities.

Fall 2020

September 6th: Spring Registration Opens

September 15th: Information Session #1 (required)

October 23rd: Spring Registration Deadline

October 27th: Information Session #2 (required

Spring 2021

Tues, January 12th: Orientation Meeting (required)

Wed, January 13th: Open House Round

Thurs, January 14th: Philanthropy Round

Fri, January 15th: Sisterhood Round

Sat, January 16th: Preference Round

Sun, January 17th: Bid Day

Informal Recruitment (COB)

Panhellenic Informal Recruitment is an opportunity for our members to meet and get to know potential new members outside the time frame of Formal Recruitment. These events are put on by the chapter alone and could be held at the house or at another venue. These events do allow the chapter to extend membership to potential members through a Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process. They could be held throughout the year, however Freshmen students can only attend these events in the Spring semester after Formal Recruitment has ended.


To participate in Fall Recruitment you must have passed and completed at least 12 college credit hours at SMU or previous college/university if transferring.

If you are interested in learning more about Gamma Phi Beta and/or would like to know about upcoming COB event dates, please send us you contact information below and we will get back to you.

Gamma Phi Beta's Legacy Policy

"A sister, daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a Gamma Phi Beta shall be given special consideration for membership by the chapter on the campus where she is enrolled. For the purpose of definition, stepdaughters, stepsisters, step-granddaughters and step-great-granddaughters may be considered legacies, if desired by the Gamma Phi Beta relative."

For more on this policy, please click here.

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