GAMMA PHI BETA
CONNECT. IMPACT. SHINE.
"FOUNDED ON A ROCK"
Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls and Girls on the Run
Colors: Brown, Pink, and Mode
Flower: Pink Carnation
symbol: Crescent Moon
founded at uf: 2015
involvement: Our vision to inspire the highest type of womanhood molds Gamma Phi Beta’s purpose on campus, especially when it comes to involvement. Our impact at the University of Florida ranges from welcoming new students to the Gator Nation as Preview Staffers, holding six executive council positions with the March of Dimes, leading tours around campus as Florida Cicerones, serving each council of the Greek community as Florida Greek Ambassadors, setting the academic standard in Order of Omega, donating our best dance moves to Dance Marathon and so much more!! Our dedication to empower one another allows us to empower others, making a positive change in the UF community, together.
#thisishome because our sisterhood is built on the foundation of true and constant friendships. Our core values of love, labor, learning and loyalty allows us to foster enduring relationships while promoting confidence in ourselves and each other.
As a freshman, when I came to the University of Florida I had joining a sorority at the top of my to-do list. During the recruitment process, no chapter made me feel as loved and wanted as the women in Gamma Phi Beta did. My time with each woman was precious to me and I knew that I didn’t want to be anywhere else in those moments. Their openness to me and my life experiences showed me the kindness and respect those women had for me and other women who might join their chapter.
Now as I am nearing the end of my college career I can confidently say that these women have made this chapter into something greater than my younger self could’ve imagined. This sisterhood of over 250 women exceeds expectations every semester and I am proud to lead them as their president. Our Chapter is not only highly involved on campus but is also involved with an organization called Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization that empowers young girls to achieve their highest potential through an after school 5K training program. We support this organization through our annual kickball philanthropy, Moonball, having sisters volunteer as coaches for the program and through volunteering on the 5K race day. We have a true local connection to our philanthropy, allowing us to impact our surrounding community. If you get the chance to meet my sisters I hope they leave a lasting impact on you as they did on me. We look forward to meeting our newest members running home to us this fall!
-Keri ann collins, Gamma Phi Beta President