Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty
The Beta Upsilon Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is proud to be a part of the Greek community here at Kansas State University. Here at Gamma Phi, we are devoted to bettering our community through scholastic excellence, service to others, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Our commitment to our community and to each other allows us to get the most out of our collegiate years and the years to come after. Our sisterhood values diversity and individual growth, and we support each and every woman in her ability to become the best possible version of herself. At Gamma Phi Beta, we let you be YOU.
International website: www.gammaphibeta.org
Mission: “To inspire the highest type of womanhood.”
Symbol: Crescent moon
Colors: Brown and mode
Flower: Pink carnation
Core values: Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty
Open motto: “Founded on a rock.”
Gamma Phi Beta History
Gamma Phi Beta was founded in Syracuse, New York on November 11, 1874 by Helen M. Dodge, Francis E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham. This organization was founded as a society for women at Syracuse University who were discouraged from entering college due to their “insufficient brainpower” and “delicate health”. The first meeting took place in Dr. J.J. Brown’s study. The organization has now spread internationally and contains over 190,000+ members. Since the organizations founding 140 years ago, the international headquarters is now located in Centennial, Colorado and there are more than 180 collegiate chapters.
Beta Upsilon Mission Statement:
“We are a chapter that values individuality, integrity and lifelong membership, that is committed to fostering genuine relationships, scholastic excellence and service to others, that strives to inspire the highest type of womanhood.”