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Letter from the President

Smayana Kurapati


On behalf of the women of the Zeta Theta Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta,

hello and welcome to our official website!

My name is Smayana Kurapati and I am honored to serve as President of Gamma Phi Beta for 2023. Gamma Phi Beta, Zeta Theta, was founded at Pepperdine University in 1996 on the basis of our four core values: love, labor, learning, and loyalty. Zeta Theta is now home to nearly 90 unique and amazing women, whose goal is to continuously inspire the highest type of womanhood at the collegiate level and beyond. The women I call my sisters are my biggest supporters, study buddies, and lifelong friends that I cannot imagine living without.


Philanthropy and service are very important aspects of who we are at Zeta Theta and our presence in the Pepperdine community. Our philanthropic mission is Building Strong Girls and we achieve this through our partnership with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an organization for young girls where they spend part of the school year learning ways to empower themselves and confront obstacles in a healthy way, finished by a celebratory 5k run. We are proud to partner with such a great program inspiring young girls to become strong women.

Joining Gamma Phi Beta at Pepperdine University has been the most enriching and empowering decision I’ve made in my collegiate experience. Through Gamma Phi Beta's true and constant sisterhood, I was able to find my lifelong friends and family who truly value and prioritize building strong women every day. It is truly a home away from home and a second family for me and my sisters at Pepperdine.


Each member of Zeta Theta is unapologetically themselves, creating a sisterhood of authentic, strong willed, and likeminded women who constantly strive to build each other up and make each other stronger. Gamma Phi Beta has given me a platform to many opportunities where I can better myself and inspire young girls to reach their highest potential! I’m grateful every day to be a part of this sisterhood and all that it has given me.

Whether you’re a potential new member, sister, family member or friend, I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about my sister and see why Zeta Theta is home to us! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions about our amazing sisterhood!

Love in IIKE,
Smayana Kurapati

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