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.
When I went through formal recruitment, I was really looking for a place to call home for the
next four years. After talking with all of the women, I quickly discovered that Gamma Phi Beta
was the place for me. Every Chapter woman I spoke to was genuinely interested in listening in
what I had to say and excited to welcome kind, intelligent, and diverse women to their chapter.
These women have grown this chapter to be a true representation of a strong sisterhood on the University of Florida’s campus, which has been made possible by Panhellenic’s warm support of our growth. From receiving our Charter in 2015 to moving into our beautiful new home this past semester, our sisterhood has grown to over 250 women. 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. I hope my sisters have the same impact on your life as they have had on mine. We cannot wait to welcome our New Members this fall!
-Katie Colitz, Gamma Phi Beta President