About gamma phi beta
On November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in New York, four amazing women — Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham — decided to form the first self-declared sorority. They believed in women's potential to learn and make something of themselves and created a society that inspired the highest type of womanhood. The sorority they began became an organization that is one of the largest and most respected sororities in the world. 140 years later, Gamma Phi Beta has expanded throughout the United States and Canada. With 187 active collegiate chapters and 162 alumnae chapters, Gamma Phi Beta has been able to inspire and uplift thousands of women.
about zeta theta
The Zeta Theta chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was founded at Pepperdine University in 1997, making us the newest chapter in the state of California. Over the course of these years, countless friendships have flourished and many memories have been made.Today, we celebrate and honor our four founders who have allowed each Gamma Phi Beta to be blessed with the lifelong benefits of sisterhood. We are an empowering and genuine group of women, rooted in inclusive sisterhood, focused on fostering individual growth in order to contribute to a legacy of strong, loving leaders.