Welcome to Gamma Phi Beta
On November 11, 1874, the Gamma Phi Beta sorority was founded by Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham at Syracuse University in New York. A little over a hundred years later, a group of women came together on Alabama’s campus, motivated by the same guiding principles of our founders. Together, they established Epsilon Lambda chapter in 1989, and it has been a part of Alabama’s Greek life and campus community ever since.
+ Gamma Phi Beta was the first organization to call itself a Sorority. Previous organizations were called “Women’s Fraternities”.
+ Gamma Phi Beta was founded on November 11, 1874 which makes Gamma Phi Beta one of the 10 oldest women’s organizations in the country!
+ Gamma Phi Beta is one of the seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Council.
+ Gamma Phi Beta is an international organization with almost 200,000 members and 128 chapters in both the United States and Canada.
+ The first bride to be married in the White House was a Gamma Phi Beta who was President Woodrow Wilson’s oldest daughter.