5 Reasons Why You Should Go Gamma Phi Beta
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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Gamma Phi Beta

"Pretty in pink. Perfect in pearls. Everyone loves a gamma phi girl!

5 Reasons Why You Should Go Gamma Phi Beta

Sorority recruitment registration has opened at Missouri State University and at other colleges across the country. Countless freshman girls are anxiously trying to put their best foot forward in the hopes that are able to run home to their dream sorority. I know this because last year I was one of them. Going Gamma Phi Beta was one of the best decisions I've made and my goal is to share my love for this sorority with the incoming freshman class.

We are committed to building strong girls

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Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic mission is "building strong girls" and we achieve this with our philanthropic partner Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an after-school program for girls in 3-5th grade and 6-8th grade that helps them become more confident and resilient while training for a 5k that takes place at the end of the semester. Women in Gamma Phi Beta are able to get involved with Girls on the Run in many different ways. Some women volunteer to be coaches and have to dedicate about two hours twice a week to go to a local elementary or middle school and do a few games and activities with the girls and then usually the girls run a bit to train for their race. Coaches are expected to also act as mentors for the girls and are to help promote healthy conversation among the girls. If coaching isn't quite your style you could volunteer to be a running buddy. Running buddies usually attend the after-school program as well as the 5k to talk to the girls as well as provide encouragement. There also different ways to get involved and volunteer at the 5k at the end of each semester.

We were founded upon a rock

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"Founded upon a rock" has been Gamma Phi Beta's motto ever since it was founded at Syracuse University in 1874. One of the founders, E. Adeline Curtis, said "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". This phrase is largely based on Matthew 7:25 which says "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: because it was founded upon a rock".

G-phi girls are pretty in pink

Gamma Phi Beta went through some re-branding last summer. The sorority colors have been brown and mode since it was founded. However, they recently added pink and changed the official sorority logo.

We are one of the first

Gamma Phi Beta was actually one of the first organizations to be labeled as a sorority. The term "sorority" was created for Gamma Phi Beta by Dr. Frank Smalley who was a professor at Syracuse University at the time.

Famous alumnae 

Gamma Phi Beta has a ton of famous and notable alumnae. These alumnae include Tony and Emmy award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, actress and comedian Heather Mcdonald, and Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara among others.

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