Symbols & Motto

"Passionate woman committed to leaving a legacy"

Quick Facts


Founded on November 11, 1874 at Syracuse

University in Syracuse, New York


Original Founders: Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis and Mary A. Bingham

Mission Statement:

"To inspire the highest type of womanhood"


Motto: Founded upon a rock


Colors: Brown & Mode


Flower: Pink Carnation


Symbol: Crescent Moon

Gamma Phi Beta Creed


Gamma Phi Beta from the past has given

A heritage that makes a fuller life.

Gamma Phi Beta in the present bids

Us strive for lasting values and ideals.


Gamma Phi Beta in the days to come

Will prove that fundamentals can endure.

Therefore we shall embody our lives

The truths that make for finer womanhood.


Once more we pledge a loyalty that means

Adherence to all true and noble things;

A learning that enriches all our days

With magic gold that is forever ours;


A labor that each hour will glorify

The simple, common task, the common cause;

A love that will be strong and great enough

To encompass and to pity all the world.