Katie Ries


My name is Katie Ries and I am honored to serve as the chapter president of Epsilon Gamma at USD for the 2020 year. This chapter has without a doubt shaped me to be the woman I am today, and I am grateful to hold this position as a way of saying thank you to the women who brought me here. 


Growing up in the midwest, I never had a sister of my own, but was lucky enough to have some lifelong friends that are like sisters to me. This made moving so far away for school a bit daunting, knowing I would no longer have that support system with me. I can confidently say that joining Gamma Phi Beta in Spring 2018 was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Since day one of recruitment I felt at ease with my sisters, and knew they would become the family I always wanted in San Diego. 


Gamma Phi has given me my best friends: the ones I can call at any hour, the ones that will make me laugh until I cry and the ones that will always push me to be my best self. Even in the smallest moments like studying for a test, learning a new tik tok dance, or cooking dinner at the beach, I find myself making memories with my sisters that will last a lifetime. Our sisterhood goes beyond friendship: we hold each other accountable and squeeze each other tight when we need it most; we’re a family. When I think of myself three years ago, I had no idea what I was in for. College can be tough at times, but it is also some of the best years of your life— gphi has given me the family that has carried me every step of the way and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 


Our sisters have limitless passion and love in their hearts, and we cannot wait to share that with all the PNM’s during recruitment 2021! We are so excited to meet you!


With Love in IIKE,