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About Eta Xi

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HISTORY

Gamma Phi Beta is one of the 10 oldest women's organizations in North America and the first to be called a "sorority". The organization was founded on November 11th, 1874, at Syracuse University in New York by E. Adeline Curtis, Mary A. Bingham, Francis E. Haven, and Helen M. Dodge.

 

Gamma Phi was founded on a rock, steadfast in our core values of Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty.

 

Our chapter, Eta Xi, was founded in the fall of 2015 on the University of Florida campus. Eta Xi is young, motivated, and ready to create the foundation for future student leaders. Like the waxing moon, you can expect continued growth as the Eta Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta leaves its mark on the Gator Nation.

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Our Mission and Vision

Mission: We build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.

Vision: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.

Our Guiding Principles

- We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity.

- We perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our Sorority.

We foster enduring friendships.

- We advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability and integrity.

- We aspire to excellence in all that we do.

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OUR CORE VALUES

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OUR MOTTO

 

Founded on a rock.

"Since the rock is the firmest and most enduring substance, able to withstand the ravages of time, and offering the strongest protection, it seemed fitting that Gamma Phi Beta should be thus founded."

-Founder E. Adeline Curtis • Syracuse, 1874

OUR SYMBOLS

Gamma Phi Beta from the past has given
a heritage that makes a fuller life.
Gamma Phi Beta in the present bids
us to strive for lasting values and ideals.
Gamma Phi Beta in the days to come
will prove that fundamentals can endure.
Therefore we shall embody our lives
the truths that make for finer womanhood.

Once more we pledge a loyalty that means
adherence to all true and noble things;
a learning that enriches all our days
with magic gold that is forever ours;
a labor that each hour will glorify
the simple, common task, the common cause;
a love that will be strong and great enough
to encompass and to pity all the world.

OUR CREED