EPSILON GAMMA HISTORY
The Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was the second sorority established at the University of San Diego in 1984. We recently got a new advisor Ali Murphy and we are so excited for our future together. Epsilon Gamma has continued to grow and flourish as a group of 123 intelligent, strong and inspirational women within the USD community.
Colors: Brown & Mode (designated pink from the pink carnation)
National Symbol: Crescent Moon
Chapter Symbol: Carousel Horse
Flower: Pink Carnation
Core Values: Love, Labor, Learning, & Loyalty
Mission: To inspire the highest type of womanhood
Motto: Founded Upon A Rock
National Magazine: The Crescent
Members of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority are proud of their rich and accomplished history, dating back to November 11, 1874, when Helen M. Dodge, Francis E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Binghanm founded the sorority at Syracuse University in New York.
In a society where women were discouraged from attending college because of their "insufficient brainpower" and "delicate health," four friends came together to form a women's society. They bonded together to face adversity and to encourage one another's intellectual growth. Now, more than 135 years later, we celebrate the vision and dedication of those women -- and all who have come since then -- who have built Gamma Phi Beta Sorority into one of the largest and most well-respected sororities in the world.
Gamma Phi Beta was the first chapter to ever be called a sorority. Today, there are over 114 active collegiate chapters and over 156 alumnae groups throughout the United States and Canada with more than 190,000 members worldwide.