Gamma Phi Beta
- DELTA MU-
Welcome to the Delta Mu Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta at Rutgers University! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to explore our page and see a glimpse of what it is like to be a Delta Mu sister!
Here at Rutgers University, our sisterhood diligently works to live by our sorority’s mission to inspire the highest type of womanhood and instill our four core values - love, labor, learning, and loyalty - in our everyday lives.
LOVE is more than a four-letter word for us. We support and motivate each other to be the very best version of ourselves in our panhellenic organization, academic environments, and in our careers.
The sisters of Gamma Phi Beta constantly display our core value of LABOR by aiding and serving the community in a multitude of ways throughout the year. As a sisterhood we actively participate in Girls on the Run (our own philanthropy) events, Greek Week, countless walks and runs, and support other Greek organizations and students at our university-wide philanthropic event, Dance Marathon!
As a sisterhood we also value LEARNING and academic achievement. Although our sisters have a variety of majors and minors, ranging from genetics, business, and education, we all have a passion to do well, and we motivate each other to study, excel academically, improve our GPAs, and strive for intellectual growth.
LOYALTY is an extremely important aspect of our sisterhood as well. It reminds us that our commitment and connection to Gamma Phi Beta is not just for four collegiate years, but for life. Each sister of Delta Mu is unique and brings strength and beauty to our chapter, which is the reason we are the diverse sisterhood that we are.
At Gamma Phi Beta, our main goal is to foster a nurturing environment where young women can rise to their full potential by staying committed to their intellectual growth and achievement, individual worth, and service to humanity.
As Gamma Phi Beta women, we reach our full potential by developing as campus and community leaders, providing innovative programs that are relative to women and society, strengthening our resources, and managing our organization through volunteerism.
Expectations of Membership
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 and aspire to excellence in all that we do. We advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability, and integrity.
- As per our Chapter By-Laws, it is an obligation of membership to live in the chapter house for at least one school year (space permitting). Each new member class should plan for our chapter house to be the priority living arrangement one year after initiation -
In-house: $535 dues (Sisters who live in will not be required to pay a parlor fee)
Out-of-house: $535 dues + $200 parlor fee
House Rent: All-Inclusive (Utilities, Cable, House Cleaning, Furniture, Laundry) 2019-20 $885 per month
House Occupancy: 33
All new member fees are a one time expense
*excluding Membership Dues which are recurring per semester of membership*
Membership Dues: $475
Membership Fee: $150 (split into installments of $50 and $100)
International Building Fee: $25
Local Building Fee: $380
Alcohol and Hazing Policy
Gamma Phi Beta expects its members to obey all laws and to abide by the Sorority's policies and standards. Our sorority provides significant resources to educate our members on the danger of alcohol and substance abuse. Gamma Phi Beta Sorority has strict guidelines for hosting any social event and chapters are expected to provide a safe environment for all members. If any policies are violated, Gamma Phi Beta will intervene with appropriate disciplinary measures and additional education to achieve a better level of safety at chapter events.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is committed to the preventions of hazing and views any form of hazing as a violation of our mission and purpose. Our Sorority has taken an active role in numerous initiatives to educate our members and provide tools to encourage a healthy, safe, and productive sorority experience.
General Gamma Phi Beta Facts
- Founded on November 11, 1874 by Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham
- Our first chapter (Alpha chapter) was colonized at Syracuse University where the term 'sorority' was coined for Gamma Phi Beta
- Our international philanthropy is Building Strong Girls with Camp Fire USA and Girl Guides of Canada!
- Flower: Pink Carnation
- Creed: Love Labor Learning and Loyalty
- Colors: Brown and Mode
- Symbol: Crescent Moon
- Open Motto: Founded On a Rock
Delta Mu Facts
- Founded on April 23, 1977 (FIRST sorority at Rutgers!!)
- Known as the First and Finest