We provide our sisters an enduring connection with women who are strong alone, but stronger together.
The Alpha Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was installed at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, September 21st in 1929. Sponsored by two Upsilon Chapter (Hollins, 1917) alumnae, Dorothy Shaw Cochran and Ethel Signaigo Everts, a group was colonized and called Gamma Beta in order to present a petition to the Kansas City Convention.
The charter was granted on June 26, 1929, but the installation did not take place until September, although three members of the group were initiated during Convention. The chapter was installed by Grand President* Elizabeth Davidson Barbour (Northwestern, 1909), Florence Mitchell Smith (Northwestern, 1895), Florabel “Flo” Kinnebrew Pattee (Northwestern, 1927) and Eula Fullerton (Oklahoma, 1920). A number of collegiate members from Psi Chapter (Oklahoma) assisted with the installation and initiation.
*Grand President is now known as International President.
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.
Our Mission & Vision
Mission: We build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.
Vision: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.
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)
Once In A Blue Moon
Gamma Phi Beta’s color palette is made up of various shades of pink, brown and blue; these colors were chosen to reflect the mission, vision and values of the brand. They are colors that are both feminine and strong, creating a timeless and confident palette.
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.
Our Core Values
We believe in individual worth and promote personal development, self-empowerment, self-respect, good character, honesty, integrity, and a positive self-image.
We believe in service to humanity and promote contributions to Gamma Phi Beta, the community, philanthropic endeavors, the National Panhellenic Conference and local Panhellenic activities and interest.
We believe in intellectual growth and promote lifelong learning, academic achievement, continued education and professional development.
We believe in a lifetime commitment and promote staying connected to the Sorority by sharing your time, talent, and treasures as an alumna. The potential to connect and network with other outstanding members continues long after graduation.