GAMMA PHI BETA
CONNECT. IMPACT. SHINE.
"FOUNDED ON A ROCK"
charity: Building Strong Girls and Girls on the Run
Colors: Brown, Pink, and Mode
Flower: Pink Carnation
symbol: Crescent Moon
founded at uf: 2015
involvement: As we inspire the highest type of womanhood within our chapter, our dedication extends on campus. From introducing prospective Gators to the University of Florida as Florida Cicerones and welcoming new students as Preview Staffers, our sisters are there from the beginning. We continue to serve with executive positions on March of Dimes and Order of Omega, guide the University of Florida on Student Government, give back to the community through service projects, help make miracles with Dance Marathon and so much more! Through sparking dedication and inspiration at Gamma Phi Beta, our sisters are able to create positive impacts at the University of Florida.
#leanonme because as Gamma Phi Beta was founded on a rock, our sisterhood has proved we are strong and resilient. Sisters of Gamma Phi Beta are able to turn to one another in happy, celebratory, and uncertain times. No matter what life might throw at us, we have our sisters to lean on. From the moment you step through the doors of our home, the feelings of love and friendship will surround you. As sisters, we laugh, smile, hug, dream, and cry together. Through the good and the bad, we have each other. Being able to depend on our sisters means everything to us, and we hope it will for you too.
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