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Gamma Phi Beta

In 1874 at Syracuse University, four bold women – Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham – decided it was high time to break gender alienation on their campus. In an effort to create a welcoming and supportive environment for collegiate women, they founded Gamma Phi Beta. Fast-forward to today, more than 145 years later, and the Sorority, which was the first female organization to be coined with that name, continues to be a safe haven for all 224,000 (and counting) of its members on 140 college campuses and 156 alumnae groups in the United States and Canada.


Our Chapter

In 1894, Eta Chapter of UC Berkeley became the seventh Gamma Phi Beta chapter and first one west of the Mississippi River. Since then, our chapter has continued to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us. For over 130 years, the Eta Chapter strives to uphold our commitment towards achieving academic excellence while taking advantage of work, extracurricular activities, and leadership on the University of California Berkeley campus and in the Bay Area.

True and Constant

Core Values: Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty


Symbol: Crescent Moon


Colors: Blush and A-La-Mode


Flower: Pink Carnation


Jewel: Pearl


Motto: "Founded on a rock"

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