Chapter House Address: 270 Langdon St.
Chapter GPA: 3.329
A long legacy of sisterhood and memories began on November 11, 1874 when the Gamma Phi Beta sorority was founded at Syracuse University. Gamma Phi Beta was the first true sorority because it was started by all women, as opposed to female fraternities which were founded by men. Our motto is to promote the highest type of womanhood which we accomplish by encouraging our sisters to attain the highest spiritual, mental and physical well-being possible.
The Gamma Chapter at UW-Madison is located at 270 Langdon Street in Madison, WI. Our chapter was the third chapter of Gamma Phi Beta to be founded throughout the nation. Social fees are included in the semester dues. In order to maintain the high expectations of the founders, incoming freshman pledging Gamma Phi must have attained a 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school while college students must have a 2.5 GPA. We realize our sisters have strengths in a variety of areas and we feel it is important to recognize these talents. Scholarships are awarded each year to the sister with the top GPA in each grade and awards are also given out for good grades achieved on exams and papers. There are also scholarship opportunities available for women who excel in the arts, community service and extra-curricular activities.
The Gamma chapter prides itself on being a group of extremely well-rounded and balanced women. Not only do we strongly participate in Humorology, Homecoming, Greek Week and other philanthropies each year, but we maintain one of the highest GPA’s on campus each semester. Our sisterhood is exemplified through chapter enrichment programs, social functions and philanthropies. Gamma Phi’s are women more than willing to reach out to the community and frequently participate in activities that raise money for foundations such as The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Badger Camp, a camp for physically and mentally disabled children. The women of Gamma Phi raised more than $1000 last spring for their philanthropy Hugs, Slaps and Kisses, participated in the Polar Plunge and Relay for Life, which gives money to the American Cancer Society. The mark of a true Gamma Phi is found in the sister who strives to promote the highest type of womanhood and possesses the desire to build upon the strong foundations of the sorority through academics, extra-curricular activities, community service and Greek involvement.