Texas A&M University- Commerce Presents
On November 11, 1874, four women founded Gamma Phi Beta at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Our founders were brave to assert their right to a college education and to found an organization in which like-minded women could gather. Gamma Phi Beta is one of North America's oldest women's organizations. In fact, Gamma Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to identify themselves as a sorority after Syracuse professor Frank Smalley described the group using the term in 1882. Both women's and men's organizations referred to themselves as fraternities before that point. Gamma Phi Beta now has more than 140 active collegiate chapters spread across the United States and Canada.
- COLORS- Brown & Mode
- FLOWER- Pink Carnation
- SYMBOL- Crescent Moon
- CORE VALUES- Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty
- MOTTO- “Founded On a Rock.”
- MISSION- “To inspire the highest type of womanhood.”
- PHILANTHROPY- Building Strong Girls
For more information about Gamma Phi Beta’s history, visit http://gammaphibetahistory.org
Who is Gamma Zeta?
The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was chartered at Texas A&M University-Commerce on March 3,
1962. Now, 54 years later, Gamma Zeta is thriving. Our sisterhood consists of a diverse group of women. We have sisters active in a variety of organizations on campus, including the Student Government Association, Fusion Dance Crew, Hispanic Students Association, and the Cheer Team. Our sisters also hold a variety of on-campus jobs in places like Education North, the photography department, and the English department. No matter what you are passionate about, you will be able to feel at home in Gamma Zeta. We pride ourselves on a sisterhood that is genuine, welcoming, and kind.