Gamma Phi Beta Sorority History 

Gamma Phi Beta was founded on November 11, 1874 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York by Helen M. Dodge, Francis E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham. During this time, the idea of women attending college wasn't widely accepted and women who sought higher education were shunned by their male counterparts, and so in order to set themselves apart and create a sense of unity our founders created one of the first soroities.


Since then, Gamma Phi Beta has grown rapidly and now has over 200,000 members in the United States and Canada. Each member that has come after the founding four has taken the opportunity to inspire the highest type of womanhood in both themselves and their sisters, and we strive to do the same here in our local chapter. We are proud to be a part of an organization that works tirelessly to empower women to become the best versions of themselves. 

Our history is a key part of our values and our membership. We encourage you to take a further look at our official history at

Zeta Sigma Chapter

University of South Carolina

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